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]

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 Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980.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> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. Catherine Dove, 28 March 2018.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation.

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
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1043932

Record last edited

Mar 1 2021 10:17PM

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