MDE12855 - Alleged Bronze Age barrow on Furzehill Common (Non-antiquity)

Summary

A fairly large low circular mound in the centre of Furzehill Common, allegedly a Bronze Age barrow, was noted on aerial photographs taken in 1947. No evidence of this feature was found during field investigation in 1994.

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Full Description

SS 7360 4455. A fairly large but low circular mound on the centre of Furzehill Common is possibly a barrow. It is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1947 and 1997. [1-3] SS 7360 4455. The reference falls on the top of Furzehill Common at about 368 metres above Ordnance Datum. This is a plateau of reclaimed moorland now rough grassland but slowly reverting to heather. No trace of this alleged mound was identified. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7344b.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/CPE/UK/1980, 4079 (April 1947).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAM/13/072 (May 1977).
  • <4> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 12 September 1994.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7359 4455 (point) (Aerial survey)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS74SW/95
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 18179
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20819
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW127
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1044104

Record last edited

Jan 22 2018 11:40AM

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