MSO12397 - Possible Bronze Age barrow at Little Ashcombe (Monument)


A feature appearing to be a barrow is depicted on historic mapping but no evidence for the feature was noted during a field visit in 1996.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 784 406. A feature resembling a barrow is show on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey 1 inch map of 1809. [1] No trace of a barrow could be found on the summit of Little Ashcombe, within a pasture field, and close to an area of former peat working. [2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1809. 1" 1st edition.
  • <2>XY Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 22 June 1994. [Mapped feature: #46506 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 35306, Extant 1 June 2021.



Grid reference SS 784 406 (point)
Map sheet SS74SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6831
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE39
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 35306
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35592

Record last edited

Jun 1 2021 3:59PM


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