MMO490 - Possible post-medieval field clearance mounds on Ilkerton Ridge (Monument)


Two small mounds noted on aerial photographs are thought to represent field clearance mounds dating from the post-medieval period, and may relate to a field system noted to the northwest.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Two small mounds are visible at SS 7243 4444 and SS 7245 4443, measuring approximately 9 to 10 metres cross. They resemble field clearance mounds, and are likely related to the field system described in MDE20387. [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: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/72314 282-83 (16 August 1972).
  • <2>XY Archive: English Heritage. 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SW. MD002182. [Mapped feature: #32864 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1043708, Extant 17 January 2022.



Grid reference Centred SS 7244 4443 (27m by 15m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS74SW

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 14131
  • Devon SMR: SS74SW/68
  • Exmoor National Park Authority HER number: MDE20387
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE12833
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW102
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1043708

Record last edited

Jan 17 2022 9:22PM


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