MEM24194 - Possible building remains on Old Barrow Down (Monument)

Summary

A platform is formed by a stony subrectangular mound and a stony scarp. It may be the remains of an agricultural building such as a linhay or a cottage associated with the enclosure.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 83526 32159. A platform, 12.5 metres long and 7.7 metres wide, lies in the southeastern corner of a rectangular enclosure (MMO3184) in the southwestern corner of Old Barrow Down. It is formed by a stony, subrectangular mound 6.5 metres long, 2 metres wide and 0.7 metres high to the east and a stony scarp 7 metres long and 0.8 metres high to the south. This may be the remains of an agricultural building such as a linhay or a cottage, associated with the enclosure. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Report: Riley, H.. 2018. Archaeological walkover survey: Halscombe Allotments, Humber's Ball, Hawkridge Plain & Old Barrow Down, Withypool & Hawkridge, Exmoor. HWH17034, 11. [Mapped feature: #44497 Building platform, HWH17034]

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Location

Grid reference SS 8352 3215 (point)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Historic Parish HAWKRIDGE

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Halscombe etc): HWH17034

Record last edited

May 14 2018 8:11PM

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