MMO2254 - Possible medieval clearance cairn near Mansley Combe (Monument)

Summary

A mound visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs of 1947 might be the remains of clearance cairn of medieval date. It is not visible on later aerial photographs and was possibly levelled by agricultural improvements.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A mound visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs of 1947, centred on circa SS 8964 4051 near the head of Mansley Combe, might be the remains of a clearance cairn of medieval date. The earthwork is very low in height, roughly circular in shape and approximately 10 metres is diameter. It is not visible on later aerial photographs and was possibly levelled by agricultural improvement in the decades following the Second World War. [1-2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 4269-70 (11 April 1947).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SE. MD002185.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8964 4051 (13m by 13m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84SE
Civil Parish CUTCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SE132
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1473071

Record last edited

Sep 2 2014 4:23PM

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