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HER Number:MDV103385
Name:Three Possible Geological Features South-East of Borough Cross

Summary

Three roughly circular soilmarks are visible on aerial photographs taken in 2007, and although the name Borough Cross could suggest a prehsitoric earthwork, they could otherwise be simply geological marks.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 477 444
Map Sheet:SS44SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMortehoe
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishILFRACOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GEOLOGICAL MARKS? (Unknown date)
  • MOUND? (Unknown date)

Full description

Next Perspectives, 2007, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS4744 04-MAY-2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349344.

Three roughly circular cropmarks are visible.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S., 2011 - 2012, North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV349018.

Three roughly circular soilmarks are visible on aerial photographs taken in 2007, 50 metres to the south-east of Borough Cross. The name Borough can be attached to an earthwork of prehistoric date, often including Bronze Age burial mounds. However the soilmarks here are mottled with unclear edges, and while one is pale and could resemble the ploughed out remains of a barrow the other two manifest as dark elliptical marks. They are therefore more likely to be geological marks, although some doubt remains as to their exact character.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349018Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S.. 2011 - 2012. North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. ACD383/2/1. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV349344Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2007. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS4744 04-MAY-2007. [Mapped feature: #62862 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6132 - North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty NMP Project

Date Last Edited:Dec 7 2012 10:40AM