MSO7334 - Bronze Age barrow on Honeycombe Hill (Monument)


A probable Bronze Age bowl barrow is visible as a heather and bracken covered mound 9.8 metres in diameter and 1.4 metres high. There is no evidence of a ditch or kerb.

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At SS 8592 4221 is a circular mound of earth and stone. It is considerably larger than other mounds in the area, which can be attributed to field clearance. It has a hollow in the centre and is probably a bowl barrow. It is not visible on RAF aerial photographs. Surveyed at 1/2500. [1] SS 85924221. Luccombe 8. Barrow listed by Grinsell with reference to Ordnance Survey record. [2] (SS 85964220) Tumulus (NR). [3] SS 8600 4225. A heather and bracken covered mound situated on a moderate north west slope in a rather concealed position. The mound is 9.8 metres in diameter and 1.4 metres high, with a large excavation depression in the south east quadrant, exposing a content of earth and small stones. There is no evidence of a ditch, kerb, or any other formal structure. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: PALMER, JP. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 24 June 1965.
  • <2> Article in serial: Grinsell, L.V.. 1969. Somerset Barrows. Part I: West and South. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 113. 35.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . 1:10000 / 1978.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Quinnell, N.V.. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 19 March 1987.



Grid reference Centred SS 8595 4219 (18m by 20m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS84SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11331
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SE16
  • National Park
  • National Trust HER Record
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36000
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33687

Record last edited

Oct 10 2014 5:00PM


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