MSO7130 - Bronze Age barrow on Broad Mead (Monument)


A possible Bronze Age barrow is visible as a mutilated turf covered mound. It lies close to the Devon/Somerset county boundary and the west edge of the Forest of Exmoor, and may therefore have been no more than a boundary marker.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Mound (Possible Barrow) SS71741 41414. An irregular shaped turf covered earthen mound 6 metres northwest to southeast by 5.2 metres and 0.5 metres high. It appears to have been mutilated centrally and at the east side. It is situated in an area of rough grassland at the west side of a bridle track or hollow way (MMO495) some 18 metres east of the Devon/Somerset County Boundary (also the west edge of the Forest of Exmoor). Its purpose and origin are not clear. It may be no more than a boundary marker or a natural tump though this is unlikely. In view of its position along the boundary ridge and the other barrows (Wood Barrow, MDE1283; and Bill Hill Barrow, MSO7127) in the area it is possible that it may be a disturbed prehistoric burial mound. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 29 March 1995. [Mapped feature: #46975 ]



Grid reference SS 7174 4141 (point)
Map sheet SS74SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12386
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW148
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1044366
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35581

Record last edited

Jan 27 2021 1:59PM


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