MMO3252 - Possible Bronze Age barrow on North Molton Ridge (Monument)

Summary

A small circular bank is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs. It resembles the levelled barrows visible to the north on Long Holcombe and itself may well be the remains of a barrow.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small circular bank is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs, located on North Molton Ridge, due south of the large barrow (MDE1208). Located on high ground at SS 7792 3255, the bank measures some 1.5 metres wide and encloses an area 11 metres across. It resembles the levelled barrows visible to the north on Long Holcombe, Exmoor, and given its location and proximity to several other funerary monuments on North Molton Ridge, it may well be the remains of a barrow. Further survey is required to confirm this interpretation. [1,2] Source [2] apparently meant that this feature is due north of MDE1208, not south. [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 OS/72314 418-19 (16 August 1972).
  • <2>XY Archive: English Heritage. 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 SE. MD002195. [Mapped feature: #43722 ]
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 27 March 2017.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1492922, Extant 28 September 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7793 3255 (16m by 16m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS73SE
Civil Parish NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SE111
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1492922

Record last edited

Sep 28 2021 4:31PM

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