MMO2398 - Bronze Age barrow or cairn north of Little Ashcombe (Monument)

Summary

A small circular mound is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It is located in a prominent position and may be the remains of a prehistoric funerary monument, possibly a Bronze Age cairn or barrow. Further survey is required.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small circular mound is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on moorland north of Little Ashcombe, Exmoor. Centred at SS 78460 4067, the cairn measures approximately 10 metres across. It is located in a prominent position, close to the summit and overlooking the River Exe, and may be the remains of a prehistoric funerary monument, possibly a Bronze Age cairn or barrow. 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. RAF 106G/UK/1501 4189-90 (13 May 1946).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183. [Mapped feature: #47260 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1476424, Extant 8 June 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7846 4067 (12m by 12m)
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, 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 SE247
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1476424

Record last edited

Jun 8 2021 12:59PM

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