Scheduled Monument: Bowl barrow on Lype Hill, 550m north west of Lype Farm
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
11 August 2003
Date last amended
The monument includes a bowl barrow of prehistoric date located on the summit of Lype Hill which forms western edge of the Brendon Hills, a broad ridge which dominates the eastern region of Exmoor. The barrow is formed by an earth covered mound with a diameter of 21m and a maximum height of 2m. A ring of white quartz blocks are set around the edge of the mound's summit providing what has been described as a `necklace'. An enclosing ditch surrounds the mound from which material was quarried for its construction, this survives as a depression approximately 0.4m deep and 2m wide. A large quartz block 1.3m in height is set adjacent to the north side of the barrow. The mound has an Ordnance Survey trigonometry pillar set into its surface.
All fencing, fence posts and OS trigonometry pillar are excluded from the scheduling, although the ground beneath these features is included.
Book Reference - Title: National Monument Record - Type: DESC TEXT - Description: SS 93 NE 1
Book Reference - Author: Riley, H. & Wilson-North, R. - Title: The Field Archaeology of Exmoor - Date: 2001 - Page References: 37 - Type: DESC TEXT
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 10