MDE20714 - Disputed Bronze Age barrow group on Challacombe Common (Monument)

Summary

A group of seven low round mounds were noted on aerial photographs and thought to represent a Bronze Age barrow group. A later site visit only recorded the presence of a possible quarry in this location.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A group of seven low round mounds on Challacombe Common may represent a Bronze Age barrow group. The barrows are recorded at SS 6786 4255, SS 6781 4254, SS 6779 4254, SS 6781 4256, SS 6796 4252, SS 6796 4254 and SS 6799 4253. [1-3] No trace of the mounds could be found in the vicinity of the National Grid Reference cited [SS 6876 4255]. At SS 6778 4243 is an earthwork gully some 7.5 metres wide and 1.2 metres deep. It is about 50 metres in length and is in two sections separated by a baulk. It is possibly a grassed over quarry. [4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/CPE/UK/1980 3091 (April 1947).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAM/13/123 (May 1977).
  • <3>XY Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS6742D. [Mapped features: #44537 Potential cluster of three barrows, SS6742D; #44538 Potential barrow, SS6742D; #44539 Potential pair of barrows, SS6742D; #44540 Potential barrow, SS6742D]
  • <4>XY Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 13 October 1993. [Mapped feature: #46396 Potential quarry site, ]
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 910095, Extant 10 November 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6787 4249 (208m by 125m) (5 map features)
Map sheet SS64SE
Civil Parish CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17968
  • Devon SMR: SS64SE/80
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE10895
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 SE61
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 910095

Record last edited

Nov 10 2021 3:10PM

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