MMO2186 - Bronze Age barrow or burial cairn north of South Regis Common (Monument)

Summary

A roughly circular earthwork is visible on aerial photographs. It resembles a hut circle or building platform, possibly dating to the later prehistoric period or Bronze Age; however, the monument is heavily mutilated.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A roughly circular earthwork is visible on aerial photographs on the northern edge of South Regis Common, Challacombe. Centred at approximately SS 7112 4083 on a fairly steep northwest facing slope above an unnamed stream or combe, the monument resembles a hut circle or building platform, possibly dating to the later prehistoric period or Bronze Age. It takes the form of a ring bank, measuring approximately 23 metres across, but spread and uneven on the south side, and enclosing an area measuring 15 metres. A break on the eastern side may represent an entranceway. However, the monument is heavily mutilated, and a precise date or function cannot be ascertained from aerial photographs alone. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 3146-48 (11 April 1947).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SW. MD002182.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7112 4083 (33m by 32m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW215
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1470914

Record last edited

Dec 21 2016 2:46PM

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