MMO2783 - Possible Bronze Age burial cairn or barrow on Whitefield Down (Monument)
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A circular mound visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on the north facing slopes of Whitefield Down, Brayford, appears to be the remains of a prehistoric, possibly Bronze Age cairn or barrow. Centred at approximately SS 7143 3666, the mound lies in a typical position for a funerary monument of this date, situated on high ground, overlooking Sherracombe. It measures approximately 14 metres in diameter, and there is no trace of a surrounding ditch. An existing barrow is visible approximately 800 metres to the northeast (see MDE1197) and a second possible barrow or cairn is visible 350 metres to the east. Further survey will be required to establish the precise nature of the monument. [1,2]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7143 3666 (18m by 18m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||BRAYFORD, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1484612 (Pastscape entry: 1484612)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NW123
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1484612
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Aug 30 2020 11:41PM
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