MSO11758 - Bronze Age barrow on Parsonage Down (Monument)


A Bronze Age barrow is visible on aerial photographs but may have been levelled by ploughing since the 1970s.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Fairly large low round mound noted on aerial photographs of Parsonage Down - possible barrow. [1,2] Fieldwork by RCHME located nothing within the region of SS 8520 3260, although the site does dominate the landscape below with views from the northwest through to the southeast, suggesting ideal position for a barrow or cairn. Mr Collins [3] informed them that the field had been ploughed several times during and since the 1970s. [3,4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: September 19. HSL.UK.71-178 Run 85. 9324.
  • <2>XY Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS8532B. [Mapped feature: #47161 SS8532B]
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. Mr Collins, Worth Farm, Withypool.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Chapman, H.P.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 24 April 1995.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 932863, Extant 1 February 2022.



Grid reference Centred SS 8519 3261 (20m by 24m)
Map sheet SS83SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8698
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SE24
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 932863
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34327

Record last edited

Feb 1 2022 2:45PM


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