MDE8996 - Natural outcrops on Trentishoe Down (Non-antiquity)


Alleged clearance cairns are probably natural outcrops.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An irregular shaped cairn, measuring 7.0 metres by 5.0 metres and 0.4 metres high was noted on a site visit approximately 670 metres southeast of the summit of Trentishoe Down. [1] In the vicinity of the National Grid Reference cited (SS 6345 4729) are several heather and turf covered outcrops; they appear to be natural. No evidence for field clearance could be noted. [2] Monument MMO1781 records a prehistoric enclosure in this location. It is not clear whether this is a misidentification of the above-mentioned outcrops. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Report: McDonnell, R.. 1986. Archaeological survey on Exmoor 1985/86: Trentishoe Down; a summary report. Site 265, visited 15 November 1985.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 7 July 1993.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. C Dove, 29 August 2013.



Grid reference SS 6344 4728 (point)
Map sheet SS64NW

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS64NW/56
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 28169
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21011
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NW27
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 872627

Record last edited

Apr 23 2019 3:41PM


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