MMO2969 - Bronze Age cairn or barrow north of Honeymead Two Gates (Monument)

Summary

One of two possible cairns or barrows of probable Bronze Age date visible on aerial photographs as earthworks. This is the eastern mound, circa 14 metres in diameter. It may have been levelled by 1976.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Two possible cairns or barrows of probable Bronze Age date are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks to the north of Honeymead Two Gates. The eastern mound is centred on circa SS 8048 3968 and is circa 14 metres in diameter. It is separated from its larger neighbour to the southwest by a distance of about 20 metres. The earthworks are situated on a saddle of land between two hills, overlooking the valley of the River Exe to the north. The mound may have been levelled by 1976, but can be seen as pale cropmark on aerial photographs of that year. [1-3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 543/2821 (F63) 165- (27 April 1964).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR MAL 76064 233 (22 July 1976).
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NW. MD002191. [Mapped feature: #43171 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1488051, Extant 1 September 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8048 3968 (18m by 18m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS83NW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NW67
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1488051

Record last edited

Sep 1 2021 1:17PM

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