MSO12359 - Medieval or post-medieval clearance mounds on Worth Hill (Monument)


A group of earthern mounds are thought to be associated with late medieval or post-medieval land improvement.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

To the west of the barrow (MSO11748) on the north facing slope and also on the ridge and down the southern slope are a large number of small mounds. No pattern evident. Most are circular (2 to 3 metres diameter) and roughly conical (0.6 metres high) but one or two are longer. [1] Area of small earthen mounds on east facing slopes of Worth Hill is possibly associated with late medieval or post-medieval land improvement. They average 1.9 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high. [2] The site was visited as part of a desk based assessment of Withypool Hill in 2017 but no mounds were identified within the survey area. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Eardley Wilmot, H. 18.8.1980. H Eardley Wilmot to Somerset County Council.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 2 February 1995.
  • <3> Report: Passmore, A. and Dean, R.. 2018. Withypool Hill, Withypool, Exmoor Park: Results of archaeological desk-based assessment, measured and photographic survey of Withypool Stone Circle, and geophysical survey.



Grid reference Centred SS 828 338 (485m by 356m)
Map sheet SS83SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8748
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SW45
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1052138
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35548

Record last edited

May 15 2018 1:49PM


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