MMO2922 - Two probable post-medieval oval mounds on Long Holcombe (Monument)

Summary

Two small oval mounds are visible as earthworks on Long Holcombe, south of Kinsford Water. They are most likely clearance cairns associated with the nearby post-medieval drainage system, or peat stands.

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Two small oval mounds are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks on Long Holcombe, south of Kinsford Water, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7650 3615, the mounds each measure approximately 15 metres across, and lie in an area of extensive peat workings as well as post-medieval drainage ditches. The mounds are most likely clearance cairns associated with the nearby drainage system, or may be peat stands associated with the peat cutting. A similar mound can be seen 150 metres to the southeast (MMO2923). [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Meridian Air Maps. 1982. Infrared False Colour Aerial Photography. 2326-27.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7650 3615 (31m by 43m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE125
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1487176

Record last edited

Apr 25 2018 6:14PM

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