MMO2832 - Possible Bronze Age barrow north of North Twitchen (Monument)

Summary

A small circular mound is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. Its position and size suggest it may be a Bronze Age barrow. It lies close to a group of four previously recorded Bronze Age barrows and may well be a part of this group.

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Full Description

A small circular mound is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork situated on moorland north of North Twitchen, Brayford. Centred at approximately SS 7260 3755, the mound occupies a prominent position, on a saddle of land between two unnamed streams. It overlooks Sherracombe to the north and Kedworthy Combe to the west. The mound measures some 15 metres in diameter. As such, its position and size are typical of a Bronze Age funerary monument, most probably a barrow. It lies close to a group of four previously recorded Bronze Age barrows (see MDE1196) and may well be a part of this group. [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 4046-48 (13 May 1946).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NW. MD002189.
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1485011, Extant 1 December 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7260 3755 (18m by 18m)
Map sheet SS73NW
Civil Parish BRAYFORD, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NW143
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1485011

Record last edited

Dec 1 2021 12:22PM

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