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 (2)

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] 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 CPE/UK/1980 3146-47 (13 May 1946).
  • <2>XY Archive: English Heritage. 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SW. MD002182. [Mapped feature: #43426 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1470904, Extant 19 January 2022.

Map

Location

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

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW215
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1470904

Record last edited

Jan 19 2022 10:01AM

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