MMO1687 - Possible Bronze Age round barrow on Weirwood Common (Monument)

Summary

A circular cropmark of a large ring ditch, possibly the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs. The earthworks may have been destroyed by ploughing.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A circular cropmark of a large ring ditch is visible on aerial photographs on the southeast summit of Weirwood Common above Ven Combe. The crop mark, possibly the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow, is centred at SS 83549 46009 and measures approximately 40 metres in diameter. It is situated on a possible west facing false crest at 400 metres above Ordnance Datum on Weirwood Common. The area has been subject to agricultural improvement and probably ploughed, removing any earthwork remains. It is not possible to ascribe a precise date and function to the monument from aerial photographs alone, and further study is required. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/72065 212 (15 April 1972).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 NW. MD002166. [Mapped feature: #39001 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8354 4600 (55m by 55m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84NW
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW117
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1460891

Record last edited

May 29 2019 1:15PM

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