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HER Number:MDV11890
Name:Chambered Tomb, Mortehoe

Summary

An alleged megalithic tomb comprising a large slab of rock by the site of four smaller rocks situated on a steep hillside on the north side of a ridge. The ridge itself is largely outcrop rock and outcrop rock occurs freely on both sides of the ridge and in the area generally. The tomb may therefore be a natural feature.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 453 455
Map Sheet:SS44NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMortehoe
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMORTEHOE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS44NE/20

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NATURAL FEATURE (Undated)
  • CHAMBERED TOMB (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2201 BC (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV72846.

Osa=ss44ne8/photograph.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV72847.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/28(1970).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV72848.

Vch/devon/i(1906)629.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV72849.

Daniel, g. E. /(1950)237.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Alleged cromlech possible natural feature. Vis=24/9/1953(os) a large slab of rock resting at the side of four smaller rocks and all situated on a steep hillside slightly below the crest, on north side of a razor backed ridge. The ridge itself is largely outcrop rock and outcrop rock occurs freely on both sides of the ridge and in the area generally. No trace of a mound in the vicinity.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 1082 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Alleged cromlech possible natural feature. Large slab of rock resting at the side of 4 smaller rocks, situated on steep hillside slightly below the crest, on n side of a razor backed ridge. Much outcropping rock. No trace of mound in vicinity.


University of Southampton, 2018, North Devon Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment, No. 224 (Interpretation). SDV361978.

Alleged cromlech, possible natural feature.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 1082.
SDV361978Interpretation: University of Southampton. 2018. North Devon Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. RCZAS. Digital. No. 224.
SDV72846Migrated Record:
SDV72847Migrated Record:
SDV72848Migrated Record:
SDV72849Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 23 2019 3:45PM