MSO11500 - Possible Bronze Age round barrow at Twitchen Combe (Monument)


A round barrow was necorded in this location but was not located on a subsequent site visit.

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Protected Status

Full Description

A disturbed round barrow on a false crest at this location, now kidney shaped. [1] SS 820 477. The reference falls near the top of Twitchen Combe at above 395 metres above Ordnance Datum on gently sloping ground at the western end of Twitchen Plain Hill. The area is shown as open moorland on the 1889 Ordnance Survey map [2] but has been ploughed and is now pasture. No trace of this alleged round barrow was seen. [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>XY Unpublished document: Eardley Wilmot, H. 20/11/1980. H Eardley-Wilmot to Somerset County Council. H Eardley Wilmott to Somerset County Council, 20 November 1980. [Mapped feature: #46935 ]
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889, Somerset 33(3).
  • <3> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 8 November 1995.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1106974, Extant 22 February 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7769
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW25
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1106974
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33877



Grid reference SS 820 477 (point)
Map sheet SS84NW

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Record last edited

Feb 22 2022 3:59PM


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