MMO2240 - Possible Bronze Age barrows on Exford Common (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
Three circular mounds visible as earthworks on aerial photographs of Exford common may be the remains of barrows of possible Bronze Age date. The mounds are located at circa SS 8521 4132, SS 8517 4129 and SS 8529 4130, between the 460 and 450 metre contours just below the highest point of Exford Common. Exford Common is itself part of Exmoor's central ridge, an area containing many known examples of such funerary monuments, including the nearby Bendells Barrows and Dunkery Beacon to the east. The mounds are circular or oval in shape, with diameters between 8 and 18 metres. [1-3]
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 F64 157-8 (27 April 1964).
- <2> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73109 948-9 (29 April 1973).
- <3>XY SMO7568 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SE. MD002185. [Mapped feature: #41592 ]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8523 4131 (136m by 44m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1472765 (Original Monarch entry: 1472765)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SE118
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1472765
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Mar 9 2020 12:57PM
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