MDE12840 - Possible Bronze Age barrow west of the Long Stone (Monument)

Summary

An alleged Bronze Age barrow was noted on aerial photographs taken in 1947. Small irregular turf-covered mounds were seen in the area during field investigation in 1995, but were considered to be natural.

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Full Description

SS7039 4312. A round barrow seen by McDonnell on aerial photographs. [1-2] The NGR given falls in rather wet, rough grassland some 130m west of the Long Stone (SS 74 SW 10. In the vicinity are several small, circular and irregular, turf-covered earthen mounds.There are several barrows along this ridge to the east and west though they are much larger and more prominent. There is the possibility that some of these smaller 'insignificant' mounds may be prehistoric in origin and they are probably no more than natural tumps. No Survey Action. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/CPE/UK 1980.3086 (April 1947).
  • <3> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7038 4310 (36m by 33m)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW111
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1043881

Record last edited

May 10 2018 10:12PM

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