MSO10371 - Undated mound at Thorn Gate (Monument)


A mound is depicted on a historic map, located on the Parish Boundary where it meets the road. It is not clear when the mound was constructed.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 9658 4018, North Burrow. A mound on the roadside opposite Thorn Gate is depicted on a map dating from around 1600, marking the parish boundary between Luxborough and Dunster where it meets the road. [1] The area appears to have been under tree cover since the 1940s. [2,3] As well as being on the parish boundary between Luxborough and Dunster, the mound's recorded location is c. 39 metres northeast of where both parishes meet the historic boundary of Carhampton Parish (now Timberscombe Parish), although from the description in [1] it may have actually been located at this junction (and the grid reference supplied slightly incorrect). N.B. No mound is depicted here on any of the three Tithe Maps. [4-6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1>XY Unpublished document: Anonymous (SIAS?). 1970s. Suggested additional sites. p2, Boundary Marks 3.. [Mapped feature: #46472 ]
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Getmapping. 2017. Vertical Aerial Photography of Exmoor National Park.
  • <4> Map: 1842. Dunster Tithe Map and Apportionment. 6 chains = 1 inch.
  • <5> Map: 1843. Luxborough Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <6> Map: 1840. Carhampton Tithe Map and Apportionment.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 18649



Grid reference SS 9658 4018 (point)
Map sheet SS94SE

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Record last edited

Jan 22 2020 10:04AM


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