Scheduled Monument: Bowl barrow on Lype Hill, 750m ENE of Heath Pault Cross (1021063)

Authority Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Other Ref 35702
Date assigned 11 August 2003
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Details The monument includes a bowl barrow of prehistoric date located just below the summit of Lype Hill which forms the western edge of the Brendon Hills, a broad ridge which dominates the eastern region of Exmoor. The barrow is formed by a near circular flat-topped mound with a height of 1m and a maximum diameter of 15.8m. In keeping with other bowl barrows in the region, the mound is surrounded by a ditch from which material was quarried for the construction of the mound and, although it is no longer clearly visible at ground level, the ditch will survive as a buried feature up to 2m wide. All fencing and fence posts are excluded from the scheduling, although the ground beneath these features is included. Selected Sources Book Reference - Title: National Monument Record - Type: DESC TEXT - Description: SS 93 NW 5 Article Reference - Author: Grinsell, L V - Title: Somerset Barrows - Date: 1969 - Journal Title: Proceedings Somerset Archaeological & Natural History Society - Volume: 113 - Page References: 30 - Type: DESC TEXT - Description: Cutcombe No 9

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Grid reference Centred SS 9477 3704 (24m by 24m)
Map sheet SS93NW

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