MMO2392 - Sub Rectangular Mound, Dure Down (Monument)

Summary

The mound is situated in a prominent position and as such may be a cairn or barrrow. However the monument lies close to an area of peat cutting suggesting it may be a peat stack or stand.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A large, low, sub-rectangular mound is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs on the south-eastern edge of Dure Down summit, Exmoor. Centred at SS 7581 4119 and measuring approximately 12 metres across, the feature is situated in a prominent position on a hilltop, and as such may well be the remains of a prehistoric funerary monument or cairn. However, it also lies close to a large area of post medieval peat cutting, and may be a peat stack or stand associated with this activity. (1-2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. RAF 106G/UK/1501 4079-80. 13/05/1946.
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7581 4119 (16m by 15m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1476412

Record last edited

Jul 6 2012 3:17PM

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