MDE12873 - Bronze Age barrow on North Regis Common (Monument)


The possible site of a ploughed out Bronze Age round barrow was visible as an area of rough grass during field investigation.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 7159 4194. The site of a possible barrow visible as an area of rough grass about 40 metres northwest to southeast by 20 metres in an otherwise ploughed pasture field. This area is shown on the 1890 Ordnance Survey map ([1]). It is situated in an excellent position near the crest of the slope with extensive views down Yarbury Combe to Barnstaple Bay and beyond to Hartland Point. Though a rather amorphous area now, its prominent situation, its closeness to the line of barrows (from Wood Barrow to Bill Hill) and the fact that although ploughed through it is still of a different character to the surrounding pasture all suggest that it may be the site of a ploughed out barrow. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890 (Surveyed 1888), Devon 7(13).
  • <2>XY Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 30 March 1995. [Mapped feature: #47076 ]



Grid reference SS 7159 4194 (point)
Map sheet SS74SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW154
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1044396

Record last edited

Mar 1 2021 9:18PM


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