MMO2386 - Undated mound west of Brendon Two Gates (Monument)

Summary

A circular mound is visible on aerial photographs in a prominent position on high ground overlooking an unnamed spring and Farley Water. It may either be a Bronze Age burial cairn, or perhaps be associated with post-medieval peat stacking.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A circular mound is visible on aerial photographs west of Brendon Two Gates, Exmoor. Centred at SS 7621 4323 and measuring approximately 10 metres in diameter, it is located in a prominent position on high ground overlooking an unnamed spring and Farley Water, suggesting it may be a prehistoric funerary monument, possibly a cairn. However, it also lies close to an area of post-medieval peat cutting, and may be the remains of peat stacking or other activities. Further survey is required to confirm a precise date and function. [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. RAF CPE/UK/1980 3176-77 (11 April 1947).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183. [Mapped feature: #38785 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1476312, Extant 8 June 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7621 4324 (13m by 13m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE235
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1476312

Record last edited

Jun 8 2021 2:42PM

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