MDE12837 - Possible Bronze Age barrow east of Longstone Barrow (Monument)


An alleged Bronze Age barrow noted on aerial photographs taken in 1947 was not located during field investigation in 1995.

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Full Description

SS 7083 4280. An alleged barrow seen by McDonnell on aerial photographs. [1-3] The National Grid Reference given falls on rather wet, rough grassland some 120 metres northeast of Longstone Barrow on the southwest lip of the head of the valley of the Barbrook. There are several barrows along this ridge to the east and west. As such it is a good situation for a cairn; however, no trace of this feature could be found. [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. MAM/13/118 (May 1977).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/CPE/UK 1980.3086 (April 1947).
  • <3>XY Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7042b. [Mapped feature: #44456 SS7042b]
  • <4> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 8 March 1995.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1043857, Extant 17 January 2022.



Grid reference Centred SS 7083 4279 (34m by 33m)
Map sheet SS74SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS74SW/76
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 18160
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20800
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW109
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1043857

Record last edited

Jan 17 2022 9:51PM


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