MDE10888 - Bronze Age burial cairns northeast of Roe Barrow (Monument)


A possible Bronze Age burial cairn has been heavily robbed, with spoil forming a low mound to the north. A further low mound to the north is on the edge of an area of stone quarrying.

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The site was visited by Timms and Griffith on 27 January 1981. A small ring cairn surviving as an earthwork. Approx. 8 metres in diameter with a stony bank less than 0.5 metres high. A farm track runs immediately next to cairn, and on opposite side of the track is a small oval mound, possibly associated with the cairn. [1] At SS 6979 4440. A low circular ring of material measuring some 6.8 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high. On the southeast is a break in the ring of 1.1 metres. The internal area is slightly raised above the surrounding ground surface. Some 5 metres to the north is a low amorphous mound. Although superficially hutlike in appearance (and recorded in the Devon SMR as a ring cairn), the ring feature appears to be the heavily robbed or excavated remains of a cairn; the mound some 5 metres to the north being a spoil dump. At SS 6980 4443; some 29 metres north of the former. A low subcircular mound 5.4 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres high. It lies on the edge of an area disturbed by traces of former stone quarrying. Surveyed at 1:2500 scale, August 1993. [2-4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Archive: Devon County Council. Various. Devon SMR / HER records / parish files - Exmoor records. Worksheet, Timms and Griffith, 27 January 1981.
  • <2>XY Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 19 August 1993. [Mapped features: #40455 Cairn with spoil heap, ; #40456 Mound, ]
  • <3> Collection: RCHME Exeter. 1993-1999. Exmoor Project.
  • <4> Technical drawing: Sainsbury, I. & Wilson-North, R.. 1993. South Common, SS 64 SE 20, 21, 22, 25, 46, 47, 54/ink survey . 1:2500. Permatrace. Pen and Ink.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 910067, Extant 10 November 2021.



Grid reference Centred SS 6979 4441 (15m by 35m) (2 map features)
Map sheet SS64SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS64SE/67
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 12591
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE10888
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 SE54
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 910067

Record last edited

Nov 10 2021 2:45PM


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