MSO7159 - Burrowhead Field, north of Exton (Monument)


A field named "Burrowhead" on the Exton Tithe Map of 1838 contains an area of natural rock outcrops. Field investigation in 1997 did not reveal any traces of a Bronze Age barrow.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

[Centred SS 926340] Burrowhead [1] No trace of a barrow on the ground or on APs. [2] The field name "Burrowhead" was recorded from the Exton tithe map of 1838. [1] The field lies on a very steep, south facing slope, on the side of a combe. There is nothing to suggest a prehistoric burial mound, although at the top of the field natural rock outcrops give the appearance of a possible mound. There is a lot of animal burrowing in the area. This field is currently under pasture. [3] This area was investigated during the Brendon Hills Mapping Project. There was no sign of any man-made mound on any of the available aerial photographs. [4] OSAD map has "Burrowhead - no trace of a barrow either on the ground or on APs ". [6]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Externally held archive reference: Externally held archive. Exton Tithe Map 1838.
  • <2> Unpublished document: PITCHER, GHP. Field Investigators Comments. F1 GHP 11-AUG-65.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. Riley H 1997 RCHME Field Investigation.
  • <5> Unpublished document: DYER, CAD. RCHME/EH Aerial Photographers Comment. Carolyn Dyer/15-MAY-1998/Brendon Hills Mapping Project.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. 6" SS93SW.



Grid reference Centred SS 926 340 (284m by 218m)
Map sheet SS93SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO208
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11297
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SW8
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36714
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33639

Record last edited

Dec 13 2012 2:28PM


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