MSO10916 - Eastern bowl barrow at Madacombe (Monument)

Summary

A Bronze Age barrow lies within heather and is clearly visible on aerial photographs.

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Full Description

SS 82874250 (Exmoor 13). The bowl barrow takes the form of a mound of earth and stones with a slight hollow centre, 13 paces diameter and 4 feet high with slight hollow in the centre. [1] Grinsell's No 13 is at SS 82914261 and is 1.1 metre high, and well preserved. (See GP AO/65/174/1 & 2). Surveyed at 1:2500. [2-5] (SS 82914261) Tumuli (NR). [6] The barrow is situated at SS 8291 4261 and consists of a well defined, circular, heather covered mound, 13 metres in diameter and 1 metre high. On the east side of the summit is a hollow measuring 2.6 metres by 1.2 metres and 0.3 metres deep. [7] Of the two barrows identified and described at this location, only the easternmost was visible during the Exmoor National Mapping Programme survey of all available aerial photographs. It is visible as a circular earthwork at least 10 metres in diameter, centred on circa SS 8291 4262. The variation is size from that stated by [7] is probable due to obscuration of the site by vegetation cover. [8,9] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [10]

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <1> Article in serial: Grinsell, L.V.. 1969. Somerset Barrows, Part 1: West and South. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Nat. 113. 32.
  • <2> Unpublished document: PITCHER, GHP. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 1965.
  • <3> Photograph: 1965. WESTERN BOWL BARROW AT EXMOOR FROM SOUTH EAST. OS65/F173/8. B/W. MICROFILM.
  • <4> Photograph: 1965. WESTERN BOWL BARROW AT EXMOOR FROM SOUTH EAST. OS65/F173/7. B/W. MICROFILM.
  • <5> Photograph: 1965. EASTERN BOWL BARROW AT EXMOOR FROM SOUTH EAST. OS65/F174/1. B/W. MICROFILM.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1978. 1:10,000 Map, 1978. 1:10,000.
  • <7> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 11 December 1995.
  • <8> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1501 (F20) 4067-8 (13 May 1946).
  • <9> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SW. MD002184.
  • <10> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 36223, Extant 13 July 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8291 4262 (27m by 26m)
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO173
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6856
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW7
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 36223
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33055

Record last edited

Jul 13 2021 2:59PM

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