MSO10998 - Undated earthworks at Beckham (Monument)


A group of earthwork mounds and depression of uncertain origin. They may not be connected.

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Type and Period (2)

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Full Description

Small group of five mounds and two small quarried depressions 150 metres southeast of the sheepwash. Three small round mounds between 3 metres and 6 metres diameter, a crescent shaped mound 6 metres by 5 metres and 1.2 metres high and a linear mound 9 metres by 5 metres and 0.7 metres high. Quarried depressions are small and shallow, less than 3 metres in every dimension. The quarries are too small to account for all the mounds and so may not be connected. [1] 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>XY Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. R McDonnell, 28 July 1982. [Mapped feature: #34308 ]
  • <2> Article in serial: Burrow, I., Minnitt, S. and Murless, B.. 1982. Somerset Archaeology 1981. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 126. 69-91. 82.
  • <3> Report: McDonnell, R.. 1985. Recommendations for the Management of Archaeological Sites in the Exmoor National Park at Warren, Pinford, Tom's Hill and Hayes Allotment. 62 (site 67).
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 974867, Extant 6 July 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7029
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW123
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 974867
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33137



Grid reference Centred SS 8080 4237 (68m by 70m)
Map sheet SS84SW

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Record last edited

Oct 12 2021 11:32AM


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