MMO2290 - Possible Bronze Age cairn or barrow on Babe Hill (Monument)

Summary

A possible Bronze Age cairn or barrow can be seen on aerial photographs of the 1960s as an earthwork. It cannot be seen on later aerial photographs and has probably been levelled by agricultural improvement of the pasture.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 F64 157-8 (27 April 1964).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SE. MD002185.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8587 4360 (13m by 14m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84SE
Civil Parish LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SE168
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1473527

Record last edited

Sep 4 2014 9:56AM

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