MMO1717 - Possible prehistoric remains on Scob Hill (Monument)

Summary

A small mound on Scob Hill, visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs of the 1940s, is possibly the remains of a clearance cairn or small round barrow of Bronze Age date.

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Type and Period (3)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

McDonnell notes low banks forming two possible hut circles and other less definable features in this location on aerial photographs dating to 1947. [1,2] A possible clearance cairn or small round barrow of Bronze Age date is visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s as an earthwork mound approximately 10 metres in diameter, centred on circa SS 7505 4670 Brendon parish. The mound is at an elevation of approximately 355 metres above Ordnance Datum, and might be situated on a false crest towards the summit of Scob Hill. It has previously been interpreted as a possible hut circle. The earthwork has been levelled by 1995. [3,4]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7546d.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/CPE/UK 1980.3047 (April 1947).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAFCPE/UK/1980 (F20) 3047-8 11-APR-1947.
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/95026 079-80 12-MAR-1995.
  • <5> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 NE. MD002168.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7505 4670 (14m by 14m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74NE
Civil Parish BRENDON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 18113
  • Devon SMR: SS74NE/534
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20762
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1461301

Record last edited

Jul 22 2013 3:20PM

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