MDE8976 - Two mounds southeast of Long Stone (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
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.  SS 7059 4292 Two small turf mounds as described by . 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 , a prehistoric origin cannot be entirely dismissed. 
|Grid reference||SS 7058 4291 (point)|
|Civil Parish||CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=871485 (Original Monarch entry: 871485)
- 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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