MMO2439 - Possible late prehistoric clearance cairn on Almsworthy Common (Monument)


A small mound on Almsworthy Common may be the remains of a clearance cairn of later prehistoric date. The earthwork is one of three such mounds visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork, measuring up to 5 metres in diameter.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Three small mounds are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks on Almsworthy Common, Exford parish. Measuring approximately 5 metres in diameter, this mound is centred on circa SS 8424 4177. It may be the remains of a clearance cairn of later prehistoric date. It has been surrounded by an enclosure bank of probable medieval date. Two similar mounds are visible to the northwest. [1-2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 540/931 (F20) 3097-3098 (8 November 1952).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SW. MD002184. [Mapped feature: #46542 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 8424 4177 (5m by 6m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW212
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1477608

Record last edited

Mar 9 2020 3:23PM


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