MMO1654 - Possible Bronze Age round barrow east of Yenworthy Common (Monument)

Summary

A low circular mound visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs is possibly the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow. It is situated in an area of agricultural improvement, and may have been reduced by ploughing.

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A low circular mound visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs in a field to the east of Yenworthy Common is possibly the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow. Located at approximately SS 81230 48086 between 380 and 390 metres above Ordnance Datum, the mound measures approximately 14 metres in diameter, but appears very low in height, possibly less than 1 metre. It is situated in an area of agricultural improvement, and may have been reduced by ploughing. An excavated cairn lies approximately 170 metres to the south (see MSO7736) and a second low mound is visible 100 metres to the southeast (see MMO1653). [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/902 3009 (10 October 2007).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 NW. MD002166. [Mapped feature: #40502 ]

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Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8123 4808 (26m by 27m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84NW
Civil Parish OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW92
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1460625

Record last edited

Jan 27 2021 11:03AM

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