MSO11393 - Bronze Age bowl barrow at Monkham Hill (Monument)


A barrow appears to have been destroyed during forestry planting.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 9889 3860. Luxborough 1. Bowl barrow 14 paces diameter and 3ft high, dug in centre. [2] A shallow amorphous depression is all that survives at this site. Thebarrow was doubtless destroyed during forestry planting. Published survey (1/2500) revised. [3] SS 9888 3868. Remains of a barrow, which is very difficult to find. [4] Additional bibliography. [5] The site is currently under a young forestry plantation (trees 4 metres high) and is therefore inaccessible. [6] No trace of the barrow could be seen on aerial photographs dating from 1947. [7,8] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [9] The site of the tumulus is recorded on the 2022 MasterMap data. [10]

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
  • <2> Article in serial: Grinsell, L.V.. 1969. Somerset Barrows. Part I: West and South. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 113. 35.
  • <3> Unpublished document: PALMER, JP. Mid 1960s. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, F1, 25 August 1965.
  • <4> Article in serial: Williams, E.F.. 1978. Parish surveys in Somerset two: Luxborough. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society. 2. p 18, 107.
  • <5> Monograph: Grinsell, L.V.. 1970. The Archaeology of Exmoor: Bideford Bay to Bridgewater. David and Charles Limited. p193.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 18 May 1998.
  • <7> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/COE/UK/1980 4332 (11 April 1947).
  • <8> Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS93NE.
  • <9> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 36612, Extant 13 April 2022.
  • <10> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2022. MasterMap data. 1:2,500.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO197
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7446
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE7
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 36612
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33749



Grid reference Centred SS 9887 3859 (55m by 55m)
Map sheet SS93NE

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Record last edited

Apr 13 2022 9:43AM


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