MDE11219 - Possible Bronze Age barrow west of Woolhanger (Monument)


A small mound west of Woolhanger was seen on aerial photographs 1977 and interpreted as a possible Bronze Age barrow. No trace was found during field investigation in 1993.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Small round mound west of Woolhanger. Good on aerial photographs dating to 1977. [1,2] SS 6933 4546. McDonnell depicts a small round mound seen on aerial photographs west of Woolhanger [1,2] which was classified by the Devon SMR as a barrow. This area, shown as rough pasture on the 1889 Ordnance Survey map [3] has been ploughed though it has now reverted to pasture. There is no trace of this alleged barrow. [4] The feature noted by McDonnell is situated in the same location as a feature transcribed by the Exmoor National Mapping Project as part of World War Two Training activities (MMO1815). It is therefore possible this may be part of that Monument. [5,6] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAM/13/060/ (May 1977).
  • <2>XY Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS6945a. [Mapped feature: #44122 SS6945A]
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889, Devon 6(8).
  • <4> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 21 July 1993.
  • <5> Archive: Exmoor National Park National Mapping Programme: SS 64 NE. MD002172.
  • <6> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 26 March 2018.
  • <7> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 915496, Extant 2 November 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS64NE/59
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17945
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20559
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NE55
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 915496



Grid reference Centred SS 6932 4546 (19m by 16m)
Map sheet SS64NE

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Record last edited

Nov 2 2021 11:59AM


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