MSO11415 - Undated mound near Larkbarrow (Monument)


A large round mound was noted on aerial photographs and surveyed during a Mires walkover survey. It may be associated with peat extraction.

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Full Description

A large round mound was noted as a cropmark on aerial photographs dating to 1947 on Madacombe. [1-2] Well defined but slight mound at SS 82643 43078 with a circular morphology and a nonstony fabric. It measures 8 metres by 8 metres by 0.3 metres and is possibly a feature associated with peat extraction. [3-4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. 8243.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 3065.
  • <3> Report: Morris, B.. 2014. Larkbarrow Farm, Exmoor: Results of a walkover survey. p. 19; ELB14(5).
  • <4>XY Digital archive: Bray, L.S.. 2014-2015. Larkbarrow, Exmoor: Archaeological walkover survey. p. 1; ELB14(5). [Mapped feature: #45000 A low mound, possible related to peat cutting., ]
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 974919, Extant 12 July 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7039
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ELB14(5)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW78
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 974919
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33788



Grid reference SS 82646 43082 (point)
Map sheet SS84SW

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Record last edited

Jul 12 2021 10:05PM


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