MMO2779 - Possible post-medieval clearance cairns southwest of Squallacombe (Monument)


Several small irregular mounds are visible on aerial photographs. They are most likely post-medieval clearance cairns associated with the 19th Century enclosure and nearby quarry.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Several small irregular mounds are visible on aerial photographs southwest of Squallacombe, Exmoor. Centred at aproximately SS 7324 3807 at least five mounds are visible, none measuring more than 5 metres across. They lie within a 19th Century enclosure (MSO2713) which is similar to a number of regular square enclosures constructed across Exmoor by the Knight Family, but which appears to have remained unused. To the southeast a large quarry is visible (see MMO2763), and the clearance cairns are likely associated with the either the quarry or the construction of the enclosure. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 (F63) 177-78 (27 April 1964).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NW. MD002189.



Grid reference Centred SS 7323 3806 (84m by 91m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS73NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NW119
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1484588

Record last edited

Oct 2 2018 4:20PM


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