MDE21771 - Natural mound south of Croscombe Lane (Non-antiquity)

Summary

A low mound, c. 30 metres in diameter, was levelled during pipeline works. It was originally thought to be a possible Bronze Age barrow but is now thought to have been a natural feature.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A low mound, c.30 metres in diameter, may be a large eroded barrow or a natural feature. A shallow channel around the northern edge carries water to a field ditch. [1] The mound had been levelled and hardcore laid down before archaeological monitoring had commenced on the pipeline. Subsequent fieldwork revealed that the channels were the result of natural surface runoff and the silting and localised gleying of the subsoil suggested a natural origin. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Nicholas Pearson Associates. 2000. Lynton Water Supply: Environmental report. 66.
  • <1> Report: Whitton, C.J.M.. 2000. Archaeological Recording on the South West Water Lynton Water Supply Pipeline.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 6815 4711 (point)
Map sheet SS64NE
Civil Parish LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 64586
  • Devon SMR: SS64NE/153

Record last edited

Mar 25 2019 8:35PM

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