MDE20284 - Bronze Age bowl barrow on Farley Hill (Monument)


A ditchless bowl barrow was noted during field investigation.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 7529 4585. A ditchless, heather covered, bowl barrow, 7.0 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high, with a central mutilation 1.0 metres square by 0.4 metres deep. Located during field investigation. Surveyed at 1:2500. [1] Centred at SS 7529 4585 on the gently southwest sloping saddle of Farley Hill is a well preserved barrow. It is 6.2 metres in diameter and 0.8 metres high. A central, sub rectangular, sharp sided excavation pit is visible. It measures 1.3 metres by 0.8 metres and is 0.3 metres deep. [2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1>XY Unpublished document: STONE, J.W.. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division field visit, F1 , 2 October 1974. [Mapped feature: #46917 ]
  • <2> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 16 November 1993.
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 35139, Extant 6 December 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 12231
  • Devon SMR: SS74NE/522
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE1232
  • Local List Status (Candidate)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NE13
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 35139



Grid reference SS 7529 4585 (point)
Map sheet SS74NE

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Record last edited

Dec 6 2021 1:41PM


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