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


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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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 Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980.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 Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H. & Mold, E.. 1981.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XY Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R..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.



Grid reference SS 7893 4372 (point)
Map sheet SS74SE

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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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