MMO2388 - 19th Century clearance cairns on Trout Hill (Monument)

Summary

Two small circular mounds are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs lying within an area of extensive 19th Century drainage ditches. It seems likely that these mounds represent clearance cairns associated with that activity.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Two small circular mounds are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs on the northern edge of Trout Hill, Exmoor. Centred at SS 7916 4335, the larger of the two mounds measures 6.5 metres in diameter while the smaller measures 5 metres. They lie within an area of extensive 19th century drainage ditches (see MMO2341) and it seems likely that these mounds represent clearance cairns associated with that activity. [1,2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/931 4112-13 (8 November 1952).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183. [Mapped feature: #32950 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1476342, Extant 8 June 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7916 4335 (25m by 19m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE237
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1476342

Record last edited

Jun 9 2021 11:39AM

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