MEM22658 - Possible prehistoric mound on The Chains (Monument)

Summary

An indistinct mound was visible during field investigation in 2012. This is probably a natural feature, but its location suggests 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 was marked by differential vegetation; the feature was thought to be probably natural, but in an excellent location overlooking the combe. [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 6 metres in diameter, with a height of 0.3 metres, overlooking the head of Long Chains Combe. This is probably a natural feature, but its location might support an interpretation as a prehistoric feature. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Walls, S. and Morris, B.. 2012. The Chains, Exmoor: Results of a walkover survey. 14, 27.
  • <2> Report: Bray, L.. The Chains walkover survey.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7358 4229 (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(82)

Record last edited

Mar 14 2014 9:59AM

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