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

Summary

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

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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]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <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XY Unpublished document: Eardley Wilmot, H. 20/11/1980.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 Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments.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.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 820 477 (point)
Map sheet SS84NW
Civil Parish OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7769
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW25
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1106974
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33877

Record last edited

Jan 25 2021 4:34PM

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