MMO1690 - Possible Bronze Age round barrow at Pittcombe Head (Monument)

Summary

A large circular mound is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It may be a Bronze Age barrow that has been damaged by 20th Century military or agricultural activities.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A large circular mound is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork to the northwest of Pittcombe Head. The mound, which is centred at SS 84057 46109, measures approximately 30 metres in diameter and is situated on a false crest between 410 and 420 metres above Ordnance Datum. It is possibly the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow, which has been damaged by military activity on the Exmoor firing range or agricultural improvement after World War Two. Further examination is required to establish a precise date and function for this monument. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/79013 184 (17 April 1979).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 NW. MD002166. [Mapped feature: #39003 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8405 4610 (53m by 54m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84NW
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW119
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1460900

Record last edited

Jan 27 2021 8:55AM

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