MMO1655 - Low mound, possible Broze Age Barrow above Twitchen Combe (Monument)

Summary

A low circular mound visible on aerial photographs at the Top of Twitchin Combe is possibly the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow. It is situated in an area of improved moorland, and may have been reduced by ploughing or other improvement activities. A disturbed round barrow was alleged in this area but has not been located. See NMR UID 1106974

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Full Description

A low circular mound is visible on aerial photographs at the Top of Twitchin Combe, and is possibly the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow. Located at SS 82037 47753 at an elevation of 395 metres above Ordnance Datum and possibly on a false crest, the mound measures approximately 12 metres in diameter, but appears to be quite low in height. The area is shown as covered by woodland on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, and the mound may have been reduced by ploughing or other improvement activities. A disturbed round barrow was alleged in this area, approximately 50 metres to the south west, but has not been located. See NMR UID 1106974 (1-2).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 4033 11-APR-1947.
  • --- Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . 1:2500 1889.
  • --- Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 NW. MD002166.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8203 4775 (21m by 21m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84NW
Civil Parish OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1460628

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:20PM

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