MMO2260 - Undated excavation pits near the Rowbarrows (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
Numerous irregularly shaped pits are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs, in the immediate vicinity of the Rowbarrow barrow and cairn group, crossing the boundary between Cutcombe and Luccombe parishes. The pits are clustered into three distinct groups, at circa SS 8744 4146, SS 8754 4142 and SS 8753 4150, the largest pit approaching 30 metres in size. It is possible the pits are outliers belonging to the extensive area peat extraction activity to the north and west. Alternatively, they may be evidence of quarrying for the material to construct the adjacent cairns and barrows. [1,2]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8748 4146 (134m by 95m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||CUTCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
|Civil Parish||LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1473153 (Original Monarch entry: 1473153)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SE138
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1473153
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Mar 9 2020 1:02PM
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