MMO1689 - Possible Bronze Age round barrow north of Ven Combe (Monument)


A circular cropmark of a large ring ditch, possibly the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow, is visible on aerial photographs.

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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 northern crest of Ven Combe. The feature, centred at SS 83353 46314 on the crest of Ven Combe, measures approximately 20 metres in diameter and is possibly the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow. The area has been subject to agricultural improvement and has probably been ploughed, thus removing any earthwork remains. It is not possible to ascribe a prescise 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: #39002 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 8335 4631 (32m by 32m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW118
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1460896

Record last edited

May 29 2019 1:17PM


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