MMO2183 - Bronze Age barrow or burial cairn on South Regis Common (Monument)
Please read the caveat document.
Type and Period (3)
- None recorded
A small circular mound is visible on aerial photographs on South Regis Common, Challacombe. Centred at SS 7101 4038 on false crest above an unnamed tributary of Old Close Bottom, the mound measures approximately 11 metres in diameter. Its form and position in such a prominent location indicate that it may be a Bronze Age cairn or funerary monument. A second Bronze Age barrow is visible 200 metres to the southeast on Shoulsbarrow Common. [1,2] The feature was not located during field survey in 2017. It was suggested to be a misinterpretation of disused peat cutting (MEM25061).  This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. 
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1501 3045-46 (13 May 1946).
- <2>XY SMO7565 Archive: English Heritage. 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SW. MD002182. [Mapped feature: #43425 ]
- <3> SEM8543 Report: Riley, H.. 2018. Archaeological walkover survey: Wallover Down, South Regis Common, Castle Common and Fullaford Down. Hazel Riley. p 5, 19.
- <4> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1470898, Extant 19 January 2022.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7101 4038 (14m by 14m) Aerial Survey|
|Civil Parish||CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
Related Events/Activities (2)
External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1470898 (Pastscape entry: 1470898)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW214
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1470898
Record last edited
Jan 19 2022 9:59AM
Your feedback is welcome. If you can provide any new information about this record, please contact us.