MEM15632 - Undated linear mounds at Cloutsham Ball (Monument)


A linear mound has exposed stones on its flat top. A further mound to the north may be an associated feature. It is possibly a stockpile of boundary repair or building material.

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A linear earthwork is approximately 12 paces long and 3.5 paces wide, and no more than 0.3 metres high. The earthwork is orientated roughly north to south. Exposed stones can be seen forming the flat top of the mound. A smaller mound to the north, 3 paces in diameter, may be an extension of this feature. It has been interpreted as a possible stockpile of boundary repair or building material. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1>XY Report: McDonnell, R.R.J.. 1994. Horner Wood: Report on the Preliminary Archaeological Field Assessment of Two Sample Areas. P.7-8; 23. [Mapped feature: #35499 022]
  • <2> Monograph: Cannell, J.. 2005. The Archaeology of Woodland Exploitation in the Greater Exmoor Area in the Historic Period. Archaeopress BAR British Series. P.109-131; 262.



Grid reference SS 896 433 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet SS84SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 115835

Record last edited

Mar 9 2020 12:05PM


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