MDE20712 - Possible Bronze Age barrow northeast of Brockenbarrow Farm (Monument)


A possible Bronze Age barrow was noted on aerial photographs but was not visible during a later site visit.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Infra-red cover shows an additional barrow in the group recorded as MDE1046. [1,2] The site was visited in May 1987. No sign of a barrow here, but a circular very wet patch has very different vegetation and could have given the vegetation mark. Could possibly have been the site of totally removed barrow. In pasture. [3] The barrow was recorded as a possible mound at SS 6673 4249 during the Exmoor National Park National Mapping Programme (see MDE1046). It was recorded as measuring approximately 16 metres in diameter. The aerial photographs [2] were not available to the NMP staff at this time and so it was not confirmed at the time that this was the same barrow. [4,5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAM/13/124 (May 1977).
  • <2> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS6642B.
  • <3> Archive: Devon County Council. Various. Devon SMR / HER records / parish files - Exmoor records. Site visit and slide, FM Griffith, 6 May 1987 (worksheet 7 May 1987).
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1501 3172-73 (13 May 1946).
  • <5> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 64 SE. MD002181.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 34681, Extant 8 November 2021.



Grid reference Centred SS 6673 4249 (32m by 30m)
Map sheet SS64SE

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17966
  • Devon SMR: SS64SE/78
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 SE4
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 34681

Record last edited

Nov 8 2021 10:03PM


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