MMO2385 - Possible Bronze Age burial cairn at South Common (Monument)

Summary

A large circular mound is visible on aerial photographs on a hill spur overlooking Badgeworthy Water. It may well be the remains of a prehistoric funerary cairn, possibly dating to the Bronze Age. Further survey is required.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A large circular mound is visible on aerial photographs on the northern edge of South Common, Oare. Located at SS 7976 4393, the mound measures approximately 10 metres across. It is situated in a prominent position, on a hill spur overlooking Badgeworthy Water, and may well be the remains of a prehistoric funerary cairn, possibly dating to the Bronze Age. Further survey is required. [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. ENPA MAL 13/77 077-78 (20 May 1977).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183. [Mapped feature: #47267 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1476286, Extant 8 June 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7976 4393 (14m by 14m)
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE234
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1476286

Record last edited

Jun 8 2021 2:45PM

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