MMO2261 - Possible Bronze Age barrow on Stoke Pero Common (Monument)

Summary

An earthwork mound visible on aerial photographs may be the remains of a barrow of Bronze Age date. It may be part of the wider group of such prehistoric monuments in this area, including the Rowbarrows and Dunkery Beacon.

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Full Description

A roughly oval earthwork mound visible on aerial photographs centred at circa SS 8716 4148, Luccombe parish, may be the remains of a barrow of Bronze Age date. The mound measures approximately 22 metres long east to west and 12 metres wide north to south, its long axis aligned along Exmoor's east to west central ridge. The spine of the central ridge houses a number of such prehistoric monuments in this area, including the Dunkery Beacon group which incorporates the highest point on Exmoor. The Rowbarrow group is only circa 300 metres to the east and this mound may be an outlying member. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 F64 154-5 (27 April 1964).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73109 952-3 (29 April 1973).
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SE. MD002185. [Mapped feature: #41611 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8716 4148 (24m by 14m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84SE
Civil Parish LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SE139
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1473162

Record last edited

Mar 9 2020 1:04PM

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