MDE8976 - Two mounds southeast of Long Stone (Monument)

Summary

Two circular turf-covered mounds measure 2m and 3m in diameter. They are probably natural tumps but a prehistoric origin cannot be ruled out.

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SS 70564292 Mounds. Two circular mounds about 9mm apart are at SS 7059 4292 in rough moorland pasture which shows some evidence of peat digging. The eastern mound is 3m in diameter and 0.3m high, that to the west 2m across and 0.3m high. Both are turf covered and probing indicates an earth or turf content. Possibly associated with turf cutting, though the prevalance of barrows and cairns along the ridge suggests caution in dismissing the mounds as ritual monuments. [1] SS 7059 4292 Two small turf mounds as described by [1]. The 'peat digging' in the area appears to have been for turfs to consolidate the enclosure walls and it seems unlikely that the mounds are associated with it. They are most probably natural 'tumps' but, as stated by [1], a prehistoric origin cannot be entirely dismissed. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation.

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Location

Grid reference SS 7058 4291 (point)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW87
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 871485

Record last edited

May 10 2018 10:12PM

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