Mound S of Combe Abbey

Description of this historic site

The possible site of a Post Medieval gazebo is marked by mound of earth. It is situated 300m south west of Combe Abbey.

Notes about this historic site

1 Tumulus.
2 Small round mound 1.2m high in deer park. Scheduled as Warwickshire Monument No 126.
3 This mound is more likely to be a gazebo associated with Combe Abbey Country House than a tumulus.
4 1.2m high and 16m in diam, with three large trees just to the S of the mound. Some disturbance by moles and ?foxes. No trace of a ditch.
5 There are two similar mounds in the garden/park of Combe Abbey.
6 The tumulus site was investigated during an archaeological evaluation in 1991 (PRN 6422). No significant features were located.
7 The mound appears on Knyff and Kip’s perspective drawings of c.1690. This may cast doubt upon the suggestion that it is a gazebo.

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