MSO9351 - 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 c8 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] The mound is marked within an enclosure on the First and Second Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [4-5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. Burrow, I. Somerset County Planning Department to Exmoor National Park Authority. 17/04/1980.
  • <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. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.



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
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1114333
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33560

Record last edited

Dec 6 2012 4:15PM


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