MMO2400 - Post-medieval clearance cairn or spoil heap on Prayway Meads (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
- None recorded
A small circular mound is visible on aerial photographs on the south-facing slopes of Prayway Meads, Exmoor. Centred at SS 7776 4127 and measuring approximately 7 metres across, the feature is in a fairly sheltered position and as such is unlikely to be a prehistoric funerary monument. It lies within an area of substantial 19th century improvement activity, including enclosures and water meadows, constructed by Frederic Knight in the mid-19th century after the families acquisition of the former Royal Forest of EXmoor, and may well be a spoil heap or clearance cairn associated with the construction of these features. The unfinished Exmoor Mineral Railway was intended to run close by this spot, and the construction of this large monument may also be related to the spoil heap or clearance cairn (1-2).
- --- SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73109 934-35 29-APR-1973.
- --- SMO5110 Externally held archive reference: Externally held archive. Burton, R.A. 1989 "The Heritage of Exmoor" Maslands Ltd, Tiverton, page(s) 64, 104.
- --- SMO7566 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7776 4127 (10m by 10m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1476433 (Pastscape entry: 1476433)
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1476433
Record last edited
Mar 18 2021 6:36PM
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