MDE1459 - Bronze Age round barrow southeast of Cussacombe Gate (Monument)

Summary

A Bronze Age round barrow is visible as a turf covered circular mound. A trench has been driven into the mound from the south.

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Full Description

Tumulus [O.E.] [1] Sited at SS 8076 3012 on heath and visited by Grinsell 26 October 1959. It had a hollow centre and was dug into from the south towards the centre. There were signs of a ditch. Diameter 19 paces, height 3 feet. [2] A heather covered round barrow 17.0 metres in diameter and 0.7 metres high, with unsurveyable traces of a ditch. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 survey revised. [3] The site was visited in 1992 and was said to be stable. [4] Centred at SS 8076 3012 is a prehistoric barrow. It consists of a turf covered circular mound 16.3 metres in diameter (summit diameter 9.8 metres ) and 1.2 metres high. A trench, 0.3 metres deep, 2.7 metres wide and at least 8 metres long has been driven into the mound from the south. The barrow lies in an area of dense tussocky grass and bracken, and the ditch mentioned by [3] was not identified. Aspect: predominantly southerly, although the barrow was visited in dense mist. [5,6] The feature was also transcribed from aerial photographs by McDonnell in the 1980s. [7,8] The barrow is depicted and labelled on 2018 MasterMap data. [9]

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1892-1905. County Series, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1905.
  • <2> Article in serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. The Barrows of North Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 28. p 124.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Quinnell, N.V.. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 30 October 1972.
  • <4> Report: Bannister, N.R. and Bannister, D.E.. 1992. Historic landscape survey of the Molland Estate, Nr South Molton, Devon. A42.
  • <5> Report: Field report for monument SS 83 SW 5, February 1995 .
  • <6> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 3 February 1995.
  • <7> Aerial photograph: Meridian Air Maps. 1977-1978. Infrared False Colour Aerial Photography. MAM/12/019 (May 1975).
  • <8> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS8030C.
  • <9> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8076 3011 (23m by 23m)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish MOLLAND, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS83SW/4
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 12335
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20360
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SW5
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 35814

Record last edited

Feb 19 2019 10:31AM

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