MDE12824 - Alledged Circular Feature, 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).

Please read the .

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)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. Ss7843a.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. raf/cpe/uk/1980.3072. -/04/1947.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Meridian Air Maps. 1977-1978. Infrared False Colour Aerial Photography. mam/13/077. -/05/1977.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H. & Mold, E.. 1981. Worksheet 04/07/1981.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. Wilson-North, R. 26/04/1994.



Grid reference Centred SS 7893 4371 (16m by 13m)
Map sheet SS74SE

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS 74 SE 26
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 14132
  • Devon SMR: SS74SE/26
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE144
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1042742

Record last edited

Mar 15 2021 1:00PM


Your feedback is welcome. If you can provide any new information about this record, please contact us.