MSO7426 - Barrow on Doverhay Down (Monument)


A Bronze Age barrow on the north-facing slopes of Doverhay Down, visible as a sub-circular mound 8.8m in diameter and 0.5m high.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

At SS 8868 4516 on the north-facing slopes of Doverhay Down, is a prehistoric barrow. It lies close to the junction of the road over Ley Hill and the track to Woodcocks Ley farm. The barrow is a sub-circular mound 8.8 m in diameter and is 0.5 m high on the downslope side. It has a disturbed summit and is covered in gorse and bracken. Found during field reconnaissance and surveyed with GPS. [1] The barrow described above is visible on aerial photographs, positioned close to the summit of Doverhay Down at SS 8868 4515. It measures approximately 8 metres across, and appears to be located in an area with high levels of prehistoric activity. Three other barrows, two of which have been dated to the Bronze Age, are visible within 250 metres of this monument. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. H Riley & R Wilson-North; RCHME Field Investigation.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/79013 211-12 17-APR-1979.



Grid reference Centred SS 8868 4515 (9m by 10m)
Map sheet SS84NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO532
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10292
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NE70
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1084935
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 18078

Record last edited

Jun 18 2013 1:26PM


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