MSO11748 - Bronze Age round barrow southwest of Portford Bridge (Monument)

Summary

A prehistoric cairn has been extensively robbed and survives as a stony rim of material.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Barrow at SS 828 342 c.4 metres diameter, 1.25 metres high with exterior ditch and bank on south and southeast. Disturbed on east side. [1] National Grid Reference corrected to SS 8299 3411. Prehistoric cairn measuring 11 metres in diameter. It has been extensively robbed and survives as a stony rim of material. A central, sharply defined conical mound 4.2 metres in diameter and 0.6 metres high may represent residual cairn material, but is more likely to a be a later dump associated with agricultural improvement. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Eardley Wilmot, H. 00.08.80. H Eardley-Wilmot to Somerset County Council 00.08.80 - discovery.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Eardley Wilmot, H. 04.07.82. H Eardley-Wilmot to Somerset County Council 04.07.82 - site visit.
  • <3>XY Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 4 February 1995. [Mapped feature: #47181 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8299 3411 (point)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8751
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SW48
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1052146
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34316

Record last edited

Apr 19 2021 9:34PM

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