MSO10994 - Possible Undated Mound or Prehistoric Barrow on Verney's Allotment. (Monument)


A small low mound, suggested to once be a barrow on Verney's Allotment.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Small low mound 4 paces diameter and 0.3m high. Possible round barrow. [1] The area is covered with amorphous undulations and shallow peat workings. Several slight mounds and hollows are visible, but nothing that resembles a prehistoric barrow. [2] No barrow was noted here during a walkover survey by Cornwall Council, but it is within an area of peat cuttings, it may be that the mound is related to this rather than a barrow. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H. 1980. Eardley-Wilmot, H to Somerset County Council 1980 - site visit.
  • <2> Survey: RCHME. 1994. Exmoor survey. NMR site SS73SE9.
  • <3> Report: Kirkham, G. and Taylor, S.. 2008. Exmoor Mire Restoration Project: Archaeological Survey on Moorland Areas at Alderman's Barrow Allotment, Blackpitts-Exe Head, North Twitchen, Roosthitchen and Verney's Allotment. p. 17-19.



Grid reference Centred SS 776 342 (68m by 67m)
Map sheet SS73SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33133

Record last edited

Aug 15 2018 1:35PM


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