MDE12836 - Bronze Age barrow north of Weirs Combe (Monument)


A small round mound, possibly a Bronze Age barrow, was noted on aerial photographs taken in 1947. The area has been ploughed and no mound was visible during field investigation in 1995.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 7039 4012 A small round mound, thought to be a possible barrow, was seen by McDonnell on aerial photographs dating to 1947. [1,2] The reference falls on a gentle north facing slope north of Weirs Combe in enclosed ground which has been ploughed, reseeded and is now pasture. There is no trace of a round mound here. [3] The feature was not located during field survey in 2017. It was suggested the feature may have been destroyed by agricultural improvement. [4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. CPE/UK/1980/3146 (April 1947)).
  • <2> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7040b.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1 May 1995.
  • <4> Report: Riley, H.. 2018. Archaeological walkover survey: Wallover Down, South Regis Common, Castle Common and Fullaford Down. Hazel Riley. p 5, 20.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1043842, Extant 17 January 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS74SW/72
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 18156
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20796
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW108
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1043842



Grid reference Centred SS 7038 4012 (24m by 22m)
Map sheet SS74SW

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Record last edited

Jan 17 2022 9:49PM


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