MMO2427 - Possible Bronze Age barrows or clearance cairns west of Greenland Water (Monument)


Two earthwork mounds visible on aerial photographs may be the remains of barrows or large clearance cairns of Bronze Age date.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Two earthwork mounds are visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s, situated on the crest of the southeast facing slopes of Greenland Water combe, at circa SS 8378 4075. They are between 10 and 12 metres in diameter and circa 25 metres apart. It is possible that they are the remains of barrows or large clearance cairns of Bronze Age date, possibly associated with a field system and settlement approximately 650 metres to the north. They cannot be seen on later photographs and may have been levelled. [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 (F20) 4197-8 (13 May 1946).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SW. MD002184. [Mapped feature: #32598 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1477460, Extant 20 July 2021.



Grid reference Centred SS 8378 4073 (21m by 50m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS84SW

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW200
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1477460

Record last edited

Jul 20 2021 4:32PM


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