MSO9351 - Undated mound in Newgate Plantation (Monument)


An egg-shaped mound in Newgate Plantation, approximately 8 metres long and 1.5 metres high. It is either a field clearance mound or possibly a barrow or cairn.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An egg shaped mound c.8 metres long and 1.5 metres high, in Newgate Plantation, with axis down slope and covered by mature trees. It is surrounded by a berm 30 centimetres above the level of the ploughed pasture field. It is thought to be a field clearance mound but could possibly be a barrow or cairn. [1,2] The mound is marked within an enclosure on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [4-5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. I Burrow, Somerset County Planning Department to Exmoor National Park Authority, 17 April 1980.
  • <2> Photograph: Somerset County Council Planning Department. Slide. 3.009.0069-0070.
  • <3> Article in monograph: Gathercole, C.. 2003. English Heritage Extensive Urban Survey: An Archaeological Assessment of Dulverton. The Somerset Urban Archaeological Survey. English Heritage. P.5.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1114333, Extant 11 April 2022.



Grid reference Centred SS 9101 2883 (11m by 8m) Estimated from sources
Map sheet SS92NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11224
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 92 NW18
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1114333
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33560

Record last edited

Apr 11 2022 1:32PM


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