MMO2783 - Possible Bronze Age burial cairn or barrow on Whitefield Down (Monument)

Summary

A circular mound visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork appears to be the remains of a prehistoric, possibly Bronze Age cairn or barrow. The mound lies in a typical position for a funerary monument of this date.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 (F62) 179-80 (27 Apr 1964.
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NW. MD002189. [Mapped feature: #46676 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7143 3666 (18m by 18m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS73NW
Civil Parish BRAYFORD, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NW123
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1484612

Record last edited

Aug 30 2020 11:41PM

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