MDE11661 - Natural feature on Wallover Down (Non-antiquity)


A circular feature noted on aerial photographs was identified as a Bronze Age barrow, but it is almost certainly a patch of rushes seen during field investigation in 1993.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A round mound is visible on aerial photographs on the west side of Wallover Down and may be a barrow. [1,2] No archaeological feature is visible on the ground in the vicinity of the National Grid Reference cited (SS 6909 3910). However, a patch of rushes at SS 6909 3911 is almost certainly the feature identified by [2]. [3] The feature was not located during field investigation of the site in 2017. It was suggested to be a misinterpretation of vegetation marks on the photographs. [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> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. CPE/UK/1980 4142 (April 1947).
  • <2>XY Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS6939B. [Mapped feature: #47690 SS6939B]
  • <3> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Survey, 23 December 1993.
  • <4> Report: Riley, H.. 2018. Archaeological walkover survey: Wallover Down, South Regis Common, Castle Common and Fullaford Down. Hazel Riley. p 5, 19.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 925580, Extant 1 November 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS63NE/42
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17898
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20512
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 63 NE26
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 925580



Grid reference Centred SS 6908 3908 (24m by 25m)
Map sheet SS63NE

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Record last edited

Nov 1 2021 10:00PM


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