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Monument Number 1487176

Hob Uid: 1487176
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS7650236153
Summary : A pair of small oval mounds are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks on Long Holcombe, south of Kinsford Water, Exmoor. They are most likely clearance cairns associated with the nearby post medieval drainage system, or peat stands. A similar mound can be seen 150 metres to the south-west.
More information : A pair of small oval mounds are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks on Long Holcombe, south of Kinsford Water, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7650 3615, the mounds measure approximately 15 metres across each, and lie in an area of extensive peat workings as well as post medieval drainage ditches. They are most likely clearance cairns associated with the nearby drainage system, or peat stands associated with the peat cutting. A similar mound can be seen 150 metres to the south-west (1).

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : Exmoor National Park Authority Infra Red False Colour 2326-27 1982
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Clearance Cairn, Peat Stand
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 73 NE 125
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1487189
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01