MDE20842 - Disputed Bronze Age barrow southeast of West Anstey barrows (Non-antiquity)

Summary

A large round mound was identified on aerial photographs in this location. It is now thought to have been a clump of gorse.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

McDonnell noted one of two large round mounds to the southeast of West Anstey barrows and suggested it probably belonged to that group. Good on 1977 aerial photographs. [1,2] A site visit was undertaken on 9 June 1985 and the area in question was very thoroughly walked by 12 people, with every clump of gorse investigated. The mound appears to be a clump of gorse though there are more than two there now. It is reasonably certain that no obvious archaeological features exist between West Anstey barrows and the enclosed ground to their east. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAM/12/025 (May 1977).
  • <2> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS8529d.
  • <3> Archive: Devon County Council. Various. Devon SMR / HER records / parish files - Exmoor records. Worksheet, H Quinnell, June 1985.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8566 2906 (31m by 28m)
Map sheet SS82NE
Civil Parish WEST ANSTEY, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 18366
  • Devon SMR: SS82NE/22

Record last edited

Mar 26 2019 12:53PM

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