MDE13244 - Bronze Age barrow on Black Ball (Monument)


A Bronze Age round barrow consists of a circular flat topped mound with slight traces of an encircling ditch. It has been damaged by the construction of a possible shelter, and possibly by military activity.

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A prehistoric round barrow on Black Ball consisting of a circular flat topped mound 16.9 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres high. Its profile is somewhat obscured by dense heather but vague traces of an encircling ditch 0.1 metres deep can be discerned. The barrow has suffered from damage - there is a rectangular hollow cut into the northeast quadrant, posssibly a shelter and several narrow, sharp sided grooves thought to be the result of military activity. [1]

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  • <1> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 11 May 1995.



Grid reference SS 8129 3073 (point)
Map sheet SS83SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SW59
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1052269

Record last edited

Feb 11 2019 2:30PM


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