MEM24949 - Undated mound in Church Close (Monument)

Summary

A ploughed over circular mound was noted during field survey in 2017. It may represent a Bronze Age barrow or cairn, a medieval or post-medieval clearance heap, or be associated with an adjacent World War Two searchlight position.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A ploughed over circular mound was noted during field survey in 2017. It may represent a Bronze Age barrow or cairn, a medieval or post-medieval clearance heap, or be associated with an adjacent World War Two searchlight position {MEM24948). A geophysical survey [1] interpreted anomalies across this site as ‘a stony deposit and possibly concrete’ suggesting that it may be a prehistoric cairn or a mound of more recent origin associated with the searchlight position. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Dean, R.. 2017. An archaeological gradiometer and resistance survey: Land at Lee Abbey, Lyton and Lynmouth, Devon.
  • <2>XY Report: Riley, H. 2017. Assessment and Metric Survey of Archaeological Features at Lee Abbey, Exmoor National Park Project Report. LA1706, p 13. [Mapped feature: #47091 LA1706]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7003 4942 (18m by 19m)
Map sheet SS74NW
Civil Parish LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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  • None recorded

Record last edited

Mar 1 2022 11:50AM

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