Scheduled Monument: Bowl barrow 650m north west of Elworthy Barrows hillfort (1020725)

Authority Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Other Ref 35319
Date assigned 04 April 1949
Date last amended 24 July 2002
Date revoked
Details The monument includes a bowl barrow located in an area known locally as Higher Hill, situated to the south west of Tilsey Plantation on the summit a broad ridge which extends along the Brendon Hills area of Exmoor. The barrow is formed of a large irregular mound about 19.5m in diameter and 1.2m high. In keeping with other bowl barrows in the region, the mound is surrounded by a ditch from which material was quarried for its construction and, although it is no longer visible at ground level, the ditch will survive as a buried feature up to 2m wide. A report of a partial excavation of a barrow in 1833 which revealed `a ring of stones encircling a quantity of ashes' along with the discovery of a stone or flint spearhead, is believed to refer to this barrow. A shallow depression across the surface of the mound Book Reference - Author: Grinsell, L V - Title: Archaeology of Exmoor - Date: 1970 - Page References: 64 - Type: DESC TEXT - Description: The Bronze Age: round barrows

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Grid reference Centred ST 0672 3426 (27m by 28m)
Map sheet ST03SE

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