MDE1224 - Bronze Age bowl barrow on Farley Hill (Monument)
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(SS 75324561) Tumulus (NR).  Farley Hill. A bowl barrow 8 paces in diameter and 2 feet high, hollow in centre. Visited 1961.  A mutilated heather covered bowl barrow, 8.5 metres in diameter, and up to 0.6 metres high on southern downhill side. There is no trace of a ditch. Published 1:2500 survey revised.  A barrow centred at SS 7532 4561 on south-facing slopes of Farley Hill. The feature is 9 metres in diameter and is 0.7 metres high on the downslope and 0.3 metres on the upslope. The site lies on open moorland, and is covered with heather and turf; some surface stone is visible.  A round barrow, probably a bowl barrow as described by , is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs centred on circa SS 7532 4561, Brendon parish. On the available aerial photographs the earthwork appears slightly ovoid in shape but is on average 8 metres in diameter; the variation in size from that noted by authority 4 is probably due to the barrow being partially obscured by vegetation. [5-7] Round barrow on farley hill. Top flat. Situated on moorland.  The Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment of 2009 gave the site a survival score of 0.  The site was surveyed in May 2015 as part of the 2015 Exmoor Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment. It was given a survival score of 0.  A tumulus is marked on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map.  The feature is also depicted and labelled on 2021 MasterMap data.  This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. 
- <1> SEM7220 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
- <2> SMO5362 Serial: Devon Archaeological Society. 1929+. Devon Archaeological Society Proceedings. Volume 28 (1970), p112.
- <3> SMO7325 Unpublished document: STONE, J.W.. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, F1, 2 October 1974.
- <4> SMO7329 Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 21 December 1993.
- <5> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/931 (F20) 4029-4030 (8 November 1952).
- <6> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/95026 077-8 (21 March 1995).
- <7> SMO7551 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 NE. MD002168.
- <8> SDE65550 Index: Ministry of Works. 1967. List of Ancient Monuments.
- <9> SEM6707 Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. af/cpe/uk/1980.4075 (April 1947).
- <10> SEM7406 Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7545d.
- <11> SEM7402 Report: Bray, L.S.. 2010. Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment 2009, Exmoor National Park.
- <12> SEM8278 Report: Gent, T. and Manning, P.. 2015. Exmoor National Park Scheduled Monument Condition Survey 2015. Archaedia.
- <13> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
- <14>XY SEM340794 Map: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #46924 ]
- <15> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 35115, Extant 6 December 2021.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7531 4561 (14m by 14m)|
|Civil Parish||BRENDON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=35115 (Pastscape entry: 35115)
- Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS74NE/508
- Devon SMR Monument ID: 663
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20028
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO69
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NE5
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 35115
- Scheduled Monument (County Number): DEVON635
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Dec 6 2021 12:45PM
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