MMO2102 - Possible Bronze Age barrow or cairn north of the Chapman Barrows (Monument)

Summary

A large mound is visible on aerial photographs as an ovoid swelling close to the corner of the 19th Century enclosures. It could be the mutilated remains of a Bronze Age barrow or cairn.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A large mound is visible as a low earthwork on aerial photographs to the north of the Chapman Barrows, Parracombe. Centred at approximately SS 6936 4377 the mound appears as an ovoid swelling close to the corner of the 19th Century enclosures. It measures approximately 24 metres in diameter, but may well have been spread by ploughing. The mound could be the mutilated remains of a Bronze Age barrow or cairn, possibly part of the Chapman Barrow cemetery (see MDE1061). One of the Barrows in the group can be seen approximately 50 metres to the south of this mound. However, due to the apparently poor preservation of this mound, and the fact that it is not visible on aerial photographs taken after 1973, further examination will be required. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1501 4230-31 (13 May 1946).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73087 665-666 (17 April 1973).
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 64 SE. MD002181. [Mapped feature: #40484 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6936 4377 (36m by 36m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS64SE
Civil Parish PARRACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 SE114
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1468844

Record last edited

May 8 2019 3:54PM

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