Site Event/Activity record EEM14909 - 2019: TS - Brightworthy Barrows

Technique(s)

Organisation

Hazel Riley

Date

August/September 2019

Description

A metric survey of two Bronze Age barrows on Withypool Common, Exmoor, carried out in August and September 2019. The work was undertaken to inform conservation works to one of the features. The results of the survey suggest that one "barrow" is in fact a platform cairn with retaining stone kerb and a central mound, and the other is a ring cairn with a mound in the northeastern quadrant. Barrow C could not be located; the area was noted to contain the remains of disused peat cuttings and large patches of thick rushes.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Report: Riley, H.. 2019. Metric survey at Brightworthy Barrows, Withypool and Hawkridge, Somerset, Exmoor National Park: Project report. Hazel Riley.

Map

Location

Location Brightworthy Barrows, Withypool Common, Withypool, Somerset
Grid reference Centred SS 8175 3509 (160m by 15m)
Map sheet SS83NW
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Brightworthy Barrows: Three Bronze Age barrows on Withypool Common (Monument)

Record last edited

May 10 2021 9:09PM