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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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]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <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.

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Location

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

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Other Statuses/References

  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1485011

Record last edited

Apr 24 2018 9:18AM

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