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]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <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 Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980.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. Apr 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1980, 3056.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation.



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

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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
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NW45
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 926136

Record last edited

Mar 24 2018 11:16AM


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