MMO2441 - Possible late prehistoric clearance cairn on Almsworthy Common (Monument)

Summary

A small mound may be the remains of a clearance cairn of later prehistoric date. The earthwork is one of three such mounds on the common, 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 8405 4201. It may be the remains of a clearance cairn of later prehistoric date. Two similar mounds are visible to the southeast. [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: #46544 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8405 4201 (7m by 7m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW214
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1477614

Record last edited

Mar 9 2020 3:28PM

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