MDE12824 - Possible Bronze Age round barrow on Badgworthy Hill (Monument)

Summary

Circular features noted on aerial photographs have been reported as including a damaged Bronze Age barrow. Field investigation in 1994 identified an area of disturbed hummocky ground, but no features of archaeological significance. Summary from record MDE20388: Vis=18/10/1980 (mcdonnell). The remains of a possible hut circle, also visible on aps (together with a third possible, not identified on ground) were seen east of ss74se/23. Vis=4/7/1981 (mold + eardley-wilmot). About 40 paces east of ss74se/23, a middle-sized damaged bowl barrow (worksheet).

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Type and Period (3)

Protected Status

Full Description

The remains of a possible hut circle lying to the east of a “good hut circle” (see MDE1274). [1-3] About 40 paces to the east of MDE1274 is a medium sized damaged bowl barrow. [4] At SS 7893 4372, some 25 metres east of MDE1274, is an area of disturbed hummocky ground and some rabbit burrows. No features of archaeological significance could be recognised. [5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Meridian Air Maps. 1977-1978. Infrared False Colour Aerial Photography. MAM/13/077 (May 1977).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. RAF/CPE/UK/1980.3072 (April 1947).
  • <3> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7843a.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H. & Mold, E.. 1981. Worksheet 04/07/1981.
  • <5>XY Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 26 April 1994. [Mapped feature: #47298 ]
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1042742, Extant 16 June 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7893 4372 (point)
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish BRENDON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 14132
  • Devon SMR: SS74SE/26
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE144
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1042742

Record last edited

Jun 16 2021 2:33PM

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