MMO2262 - Possible Bronze Age round barrow on Stoke Pero Common (Monument)


A low earthwork mound visible on aerial photographs may be the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow. 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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A low earthwork mound visible on aerial photographs, centred at circa SS 8693 4142, Luccombe parish, may be the remains of a barrow of Bronze Age date. The mound measures approximately 16 metres in diameter, a similar size to the ring cairn or disc barrow approximately 70 metres to the northeast. There is no evidence of an encircling ditch on the available aerial photographs. Exmoor's central ridge houses a number of such prehistoric monuments, including the Dunkery Beacon group which incorporates the highest point on Exmoor. The Rowbarrow group is circa 500 metres to the east and this mound may be an outlying member. [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. NMR OS/73109 952-3 (29 April 1973).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SE. MD002185.
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1473189, Extant 16 March 2022.



Grid reference Centred SS 8693 4142 (20m by 19m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS84SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SE140
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1473189

Record last edited

Mar 16 2022 5:11PM


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