MEM22611 - Possible prehistoric mound on The Chains (Monument)

Summary

A stony mound was visible during field investigation in 2012. This may be of prehistoric date, though it is not well defined and is located in the stony area MEM22612.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A low and indistinct stony 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 falls within the general stony area MEM22612. [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 a stony mound measuring 10 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres in height, located within the stony area MEM22612. This could be prehistoric in date, although the feature is not well defined. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Walls, S. and Morris, B.. 2012. The Chains, Exmoor: Results of a walkover survey. 10-11, 14, 21, 25.
  • <2> Report: Bray, L.. The Chains walkover survey.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7281 4303 (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(34)

Record last edited

Mar 11 2014 4:05PM

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