MSO10215 - Possible 19th Century boundary markers on Mill Hill (Monument)


Two mounds, one with a high stone content and another peaty mound to the south. They could represent field clearance or features to mark the boundary between Oare and Glenthorne, dating from the late 19th Century.

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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 [Mound A], 3.2 metres in diameter and 0.6 metres high. The mound has a high stone content and is turf and heather covered. A second small mound [Mound B] lies some 200 metres to the south at SS 8236 4588. This mound is 2 metres in diameter, 0.5 metres high and is heather covered. The mound is rather peaty, with a low proportion of stone. The mounds were recorded using GPS as part of an EH survey of Mill Hill for the ENPA. The mounds could be field clearance mounds, but are more likely to be boundary markers, marking the boundary between the manors of Oare and Glenthorne and constructed in the latter part of the 19th Century [2]. [3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. English Heritage Field Investigation, 2003.
  • <2> Article in serial: Mold, E.T.. 1984. Stones and Boundaries - Mill Hill. Exmoor Review. pp 58-9. pp 58-9.
  • <3>XY Report: Riley, H.. 2003. Mill Hill, Oare, Somerset. English Heritage. [Mapped features: #46954 Mound A, ; #46955 Mound B, ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1371681, Extant 23 February 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW61
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1371681
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 16148



Grid reference Centred SS 8233 4597 (50m by 190m) (2 map features)
Map sheet SS84NW

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Record last edited

Feb 23 2022 2:35PM


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