MMO1902 - Possible Bronze Age cairn or barrow on Furzehill Common (Monument)

Summary

A mound on Furzehill Common might be the earthwork remains of a cairn or barrow of Bronze Age date. Visible on aerial photographs of 1952, the mound appears very low in height, possibly showing evidence of disturbance.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A mound centred on circa SS 7314 4520, an area of Furzehill Common enclosed during the post-medieval period, might be the earthwork remains of a cairn or barrow of Bronze Age date. Visible on aerial photographs of 1952, the mound appears very low in height, with a central depression, possibly showing evidence of disturbance or robbing. Several similar earthworks are recorded further to the south on Furzehill Common. [1,2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/931 (F20) 3035-6 (8 November 1952).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 NW. MD002173. [Mapped feature: #33004 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1465003, Extant 17 December 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7314 4520 (19m by 17m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS74NW
Civil Parish LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NW122
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1465003

Record last edited

Dec 17 2021 10:43AM

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