MMO2184 - Bronze Age barrow or burial cairn north of Shoulsbarrow Common (Monument)

Summary

A sub rectangular mound is visible on aerial photographs on moorland. Its form and position indicate that it may be the remains of a Bronze Age funerary monument, possibly a barrow or cairn.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A sub rectangular mound is visible on aerial photographs on moorland north of Shoulsbarrow Common, Challacombe. Centred at approximately SS 7119 4050 on a steep northwest facing slope above an unnamed tributary of Old Close Bottom, the mound measures approximately 14 metres long by 10 metres wide. Its form and position, on a prominent position close to the summit of Shoulsbarrow Common, indicate that it may be the remains of a Bronze Age funerary monument, possibly a barrow or cairn. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 3146-47 (13 May 1946).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SW. MD002182.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7119 4050 (20m by 20m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW215
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1470904

Record last edited

Dec 21 2016 2:37PM

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