MDE12842 - Possible Bronze Age cairn south of Woodbarrow Hangings (Monument)

Summary

An alleged round mound on the southern summit of ridge, noted on aerial photographs taken in 1947. The site is a good situation for a Bronze Age burial cairn, but no trace was found during field investigation in 1995.

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Full Description

SS 7106 4255. A round mound seen by McDonnell on aerial photographs. N.B. The georeferencing of this feature suggests it abuts the field boundary to the south of the easternmost Longstone Barrow (MDE1282). [1-4] The NGR given falls on rather wet, rough grassland on the southern summit of a ridge. 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. [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: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. SS7142:SF 1460/36 (7 March 1979).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/CPE/UK/1980 3085 (April 1947).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAM/13/118 (May 1977).
  • <4> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7142a.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1043932, Extant 17 January 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7105 4254 (41m by 30m)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS74SW/82
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 18166
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20806
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW113
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1043932

Record last edited

Jan 17 2022 9:58PM

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