MEM22602 - Prehistoric mound on The Chains (Monument)

Summary

An indistinct mound was visible during field investigation in 2012. This has a non-stony make-up, but as it has a prominent position it may be a prehistoric feature.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A low and indistinct mound was noted during a non-intrustive walkover survey of the proposed mire restoration area on The Chains, undertaken by South West Archaeology as part of the Exmoor Mires Project. This feature is partly mutilated, being identified by differential vegetation. The feature is thought to be prehistoric in date. [1] The Historic Environment Officer for the Exmoor Mires Project undertook a non-intrustive walkover survey of the proposed mire restoration area on The Chains, which included this site. Noted was an indistinct mound measuring 3 metres in diameter and standing 0.3 metres high. This has a non-stony make-up, but as it is located in a prominent position it is possible that the feature is a mutilated prehistoric feature. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Walls, S. and Morris, B.. 2012. The Chains, Exmoor: Results of a walkover survey. 14, 24.
  • <2> Report: Bray, L.. The Chains walkover survey.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7240 4265 (point)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ECH12(25)

Record last edited

Mar 25 2014 12:45PM

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