MMO2187 - Bronze Age barrow or burial cairn on South Regis Common (Monument)


A small circular mound is visible on aerial photographs. Its precise date and function are difficult to ascertain from aerial photographs but it may be the remains of a Bronze Age cairn or other funerary monument.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small circular mound is visible on aerial photographs on the eastern edge of South Regis Common, Challacombe. Centred at approximately SS 7160 4072, on a prominent crest close to the summit of South Regis Common and overlooking a spring and stream, the mound measures approximately 10 metres in diameter. It is difficult to ascribe a precise date and function for this monument from photographic evidence alone; however, its form and position on a prominent crest suggest it may be the remains of a Bronze Age cairn or funerary monument. Several other Bronze Age and later prehistoric monuments have been identified on South Regis and Shoulsbarrow Commons, and further study is required. [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 106G/UK/1501 4178-79 (13 May 1946).
  • <2>XY Archive: English Heritage. 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SW. MD002182. [Mapped feature: #43428 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1470938, Extant 19 January 2022.



Grid reference Centred SS 7160 4072 (16m by 16m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS74SW

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW218
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1470938

Record last edited

Jan 19 2022 10:09AM


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