MMO2923 - Probable post-medieval oval mound on Long Holcombe (Monument)

Summary

A small oval mound is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It lies in an area of extensive post-medieval drainage ditches and peat cutting, and is most likely a clearance cairn or peat stand.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small oval mound is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on Long Holcombe, south of Kinsford Water, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7657 3601, the mound measures some 16 metres across. It lies in an area of extensive post-medieval drainage ditches and peat cutting, and is most likely a clearance cairn or peat stand. A pair of similar mounds can be seen 150 metres to the north (MMO2922). [1,2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Meridian Air Maps. 1982. Infrared False Colour Aerial Photography. 2326-27.
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NE. MD002190. [Mapped feature: #37846 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1487189, Extant 23 November 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7657 3601 (19m by 20m) Estimated from sources
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE126
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1487189

Record last edited

Nov 23 2021 1:09PM

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