MDE11700 - Possible undated earthworks west of Barham Hill summit (Monument)


Apparent U shaped and elliptical banks were noted on aerial photographs taken in 1947 were not visible during field investigation in 1994. They may be a misinterpretation of water filled linear hollows of no archaeological significance.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 7047 4585. Low banks, forming a U shape and an ellipse were noted by McDonnell on an aerial photographs on Barham Hill. [1,2] SS 7047 4585. This area, just to the west of the summit of Barham Hill is partly improved rough grassland with patches of rushes. There is no trace of any "low banks" and the features may be misinterpretation of low water filled linear hollows. There are a few amorphous "tumps and bumps" but nothing of any apparent archaeological significance. [3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7045C.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/CPE/UK/1980, 3056 (April 1947).
  • <3> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 23 June 1994.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 926136, Extant 15 December 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS74NW/46
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17881
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20495
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NW45
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 926136



Grid reference Centred SS 7047 4585 (54m by 41m)
Map sheet SS74NW

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Record last edited

Dec 15 2021 9:38AM


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