MMO2269 - Possible Bronze Age barrow on Honeycombe Hill (Monument)

Summary

An earthwork mound visible on aerial photographs of the 1970s might be the remains of a burial mound, or barrow, or Bronze Age date. The earthwork may have been intended to be seen from Thurley Combe.

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An earthwork mound visible on aerial photographs of the 1970s, at circa SS 8606 4242 on Honeycombe Hill above Thurley Combe, might be the remains of a burial mound, or barrow, or Bronze Age date. Situated on a slight natural terrace on Honeycombe Hill, the earthwork is probably not clearly visible from the higher slopes of Wilmersham Terrace to the south and may have been intended to be seen on a false crest from Thurley Combe. A possible prehistoric field boundary is located immediately to the south of the mound and may have been aligned upon it, perhaps in the later Bronze Age or Iron Age. Due to vegetation cover low archaeological features are difficult to see on aerial photographs in this area and the archaeological status of this feature should be confirmed during a field visit. Until then it must be considered possible that this feature is natural in origin. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73109 853-854 (29 April 1973).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SE. MD002185. [Mapped feature: #39904 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8606 4242 (13m 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 SE147
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1473248

Record last edited

Mar 9 2020 2:01PM

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