MMO2282 - Possible medieval or post-medieval clearance cairn south of Sweetworthy (Monument)


A small mound, possibly a clearance cairn of medieval or post-medieval date, is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork.

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A small roughly circular mound is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on the slopes of Dunkery Hill, Luccombe parish, at circa SS 8915 4226. The mound is approximately 40 metres to the east of the rectilinear earthwork enclosure at Sweetworthy, thought to be evidence of an attempted enclosure by the settlement of Bagley and Sweetworthy in the medieval or post-medieval periods. At circa 5 metres in diameter, the mound could be the remains of a clearance cairn of similar date. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/70381 033-035 (23 September 1970).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SE. MD002185. [Mapped feature: #41639 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 8915 4226 (7m by 7m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SE160
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1473468

Record last edited

Mar 9 2020 2:42PM


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