MSO10215 - Two possible boundary markers on Mill Hill (Monument)

Summary

Two mounds, one 3.2m in diameter and 0.6m high with a high stone content and another peaty mound to the south measuring 2m in diameter and 0.5m high. They could represent field clearance or manor boundary markers.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Two small mounds lie towards the northern edge of Mill Hill. At SS 8231 4607 is a small circular mound, 3.2m in diameter and 0.6m high. The mound has a high stone content and is turf and heather covered. A second small mound lies some 200m to the south at SS 8236 4588. This mound is 2m in diameter, 0.5m high and is heather covered. The mound is rather peaty, with a low proportion of stone. The mounds could be field clearance mounds, but are more likely to be boundary markers, marking the boundary between the manors of Oar and Glenthorne and constructed in the latter part of the 19th Century. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: Riley, H.. 2003. Mill Hill, Oare, Somerset.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8233 4598 (72m by 208m)
Map sheet SS84NW
Civil Parish OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 16148

Record last edited

Jul 25 2013 11:59AM

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