MSO11848 - Disputed Bronze Age barrow on Wilmersham Common (Non-antiquity)


A circular bank and low mound showing on an aerial photograph taken in 1977 were thought to indicate a Bronze Age barrow but are now believed to represent natural growth.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A circular bank and low mound suggests a barrow. [1,2] SS 8630 4173. There is no circular bank and low mound at the grid reference nor in the surrounding area and it seems likely the aerial photograph mark represents natural growth. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. 8641.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: May 1977. ENP MAM IRFC. 13,102.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Quinnell, N.V.. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 19 March 1987.



Grid reference SS 8629 4172 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS84SE

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7365
  • National Monuments Record reference: 34426
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36123
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34426

Record last edited

Dec 15 2014 1:19PM


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