MDE20034 - Possible Bronze Age round barrow on Cosgate Hill (Monument)


A barrow was noted on aerial photographs and was stated to be one of cluster of four. This record may be a duplicate of MMO71.

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One of two round barrows on Cosgate Hill. It is the eastern barrow, surrounded by a small ditch and outer bank. Marked on the Ordnance Survey map as a hut circle. Now under gorse and heather. Diameter 14 paces, height 0.5 feet. A cist was exposed in 1896 close to the edge of the road above Glenthorne. [1-4] One of a cluster of four disc barrows was noted on Cosgate Hill. Its visibility was good on aerial photographs dating to 1947 and 1977. [5-7] This record may be a duplication of information contained in MMO71 but this is not clear. [8]

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
  • <2> Index: English Heritage. 1913-. Schedule of Monuments. May 1968.
  • <3> Serial: Devon Archaeological Society. 1929+. Devon Archaeological Society Proceedings. Volume 28 (1970), 116 (LV Grinsell).
  • <4> Article in serial: Chanter, J.F.. 1906. The Parishes of Lynton and Countisbury. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 38. 119.
  • <5> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7948b.
  • <6> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/CPE/UK/1980 4039 (April 1947).
  • <7> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAM/13/032 (May 1977).
  • <8> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. Catherine Dove, 27 January 2015.



Grid reference SS 7915 4882 (point) (Unknown)
Map sheet SS74NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 669
  • Devon SMR: SS74NE/505

Record last edited

Jan 20 2021 11:33AM


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