MDE11660 - Undated linear earthwork at Lee Ball (Monument)


A denuded elongated mound, 15 metres by 7.5 metres by 0.3 metres high, has been interpreted as a possible Bronze Age barrow, but this cannot be confirmed from field evidence.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 6873 3974. A parch mark suggesting a round mound is visible at Lee Ball on aerial photographs. [1,2] The site was classified as a barrow on the Devon SMR based on McDonnell's transcription. [2,3] A circular feature, which the Devon SMR originally classified as a barrow, is depicted at SS 6874 3977 by [2]. At SS 6873 3975, in improved pasture, is a very denuded elongated swelling 0.3 metres high. The feature emerges obliquely from the hedgeline and, although amorphous, appears to be linear rather than circular. Lying on a west to east orientation, it is about 15 metres long, and 7.5 metres wide. A confident classification of the feature cannot be made on the strength of the field evidence. [4,5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. CPE/UK/1980 4141 (April 1947).
  • <2> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS6839A.
  • <3> Archive: Devon County Council. Various. Devon SMR / HER records / parish files - Exmoor records. 17894.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 23 December 1992.
  • <5> Archive: English Heritage. National Monuments Record / AMIE / Monarch entry - viewable via Pastscape. 925516.



Grid reference Centred SS 6874 3975 (25m by 27m)
Map sheet SS63NE

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17894
  • Devon SMR: SS63NE/38
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20508
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 63 NE25
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 925516

Record last edited

May 17 2020 4:11PM


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