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.

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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
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW102
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1043708



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

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Record last edited

Jan 17 2022 9:22PM


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