MMO1660 - Possible Bronze Age barrow west of Lillycombe House (Monument)

Summary

A small circular mound is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs taken in the 1950s and is possibly the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow. Building work may have destroyed any trace of the mound.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small circular mound visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs taken in the 1950s to the west of Lillycombe House is possibly the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow. The mound is centred on SS 82055 47347 and measures approximately 10 metres in diameter. On later photographs it is not visible due to expansion of the buildings at Lillycombe House. It is likely that the building work has destroyed any trace of the mound. [1-5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/72065 127 (15 April 1972).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/910 3113 (17 October 1952).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1963. 6 Inch Map: 1963.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <5>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 NW. MD002166. [Mapped feature: #46118 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8205 4734 (18m by 15m)
Map sheet SS84NW
Civil Parish OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW98
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1460670

Record last edited

Aug 23 2021 1:54PM

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