MMO1656 - Possible Bronze Age barrow at Twitchin Combe (Monument)

Summary

A low sub-circular mound visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs taken in the 1940s is possibly the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow. It may have been reduced by ploughing or other improvement activity.

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Full Description

A low sub-circular mound visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs taken in the 1940s at the Top of Twitchin Combe is possibly the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow. Located at SS 82151 47806 at an elevation of 395 metres above Ordnance Datum and possibly on a false crest, the mound measures approximately 17 metres in diameter, but appears to be quite low in height. It is situated in an area of improved moorland (the area is shown as covered by woodland on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map), and may have been reduced by ploughing or other improvement activity. A similar mound is located approximately 120 metres to the southwest (see MMO1655). [1-3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 4033 (11 April 1947).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 NW. MD002166. [Mapped feature: #46964 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1460642, Extant 23 February 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8215 4780 (25m by 26m)
Map sheet SS84NW
Civil Parish OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW94
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1460642

Record last edited

Feb 23 2022 5:17PM

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