MMO2260 - Undated excavation pits near the Rowbarrows (Monument)

Summary

Numerous irregularly shaped pits are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. They may be evidence of peat cutting or of quarrying activity associated with the construction of adjacent cairns and barrows.

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Full Description

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]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Griffith, F.. 1980s-1990s. Oblique aerial photographs of the Devon part of Exmoor National Park. LD 24 (10 January 1989).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SE. MD002185. [Mapped features: #38795 ; #38796 ; #38797 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8748 4146 (134m by 95m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84SE
Civil Parish CUTCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Civil Parish LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SE138
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1473153

Record last edited

Mar 9 2020 1:02PM

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