MMO2131 - Possible medieval or post-medieval clearance cairns east of Parracombe (Monument)

Summary

Several small mounds visible on aerial photographs may represent clearance cairns dating to the medieval or post-medieval period. They are not visible on photogaphs taken after 1952, possibly destroyed by agricultural activity.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Several small mounds are visible on aerial photographs in fields to the west of Higher Holworthy, Parracombe. Centred at SS 6783 4414, four mounds are visible on either side of the track or footpath, each measuring between 4 and 9 metres in diameter. They probably represent clearance cairns dating to the medieval or post medieval period. They are not visible on photogaphs taken after 1952, and may well have been destroyed by agricultural activity. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/931 3050-51 (8 November 1952).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 64 SE. MD002181.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6784 4414 (59m by 29m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS64SE
Civil Parish PARRACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 SE142
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1468974

Record last edited

May 1 2019 3:50PM

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