MMO2290 - Possible Bronze Age cairn or barrow on Babe Hill (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
- None recorded
A possible Bronze Age cairn or barrow can be seen on aerial photographs as an earthwork centred on circa SS 8587 4360, on the north facing slope of Babe Hill, Luccombe parish. The oval earthwork measures approximately 14 metres long and 10 metres wide and is located at about 370 metres above Ordnance Datum, close to the summit of Babe Hill. The longer axis of the mound is aligned on the slope of the hill. The earthwork is visible only on aerial photographs of the 1960s and has probably been levelled by agricultural improvement of the pasture. [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. 
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 F64 157-8 (27 April 1964).
- <2> SMO7568 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SE. MD002185.
- <3> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1473527, Extant 16 March 2022.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8587 4360 (13m by 14m) Aerial Survey|
|Civil Parish||LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
Related Events/Activities (1)
External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1473527 (Original Monarch entry: 1473527)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SE168
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1473527
Record last edited
Mar 16 2022 5:56PM
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