MSO7769 - Barrow Near the Top of Twitchen Combe (Monument)


A disturbed Bronze Age round barrow, said to lie near the top of Twitchen Combe, could not be found during field investigation in 1995. The area has been significantly ploughed.

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SS 820 477 On a false crest a disturbed round barrow (a).The reference falls near the top of Twitchen Combe at above 395m above OD on gently sloping ground at the western end of Twitchen Plain Hill (b). The area is shown as open moorland on the 1889 Ordnance Survey map (b) but has been ploughed and is now pasture. No trace of this alleged round barrow was seen.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. Sainsbury I 08-NOV-95 RCHME Field Investigation.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . 1:2500 Somerset 33.3 1889.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. Eardley-wilmot H 20-NOV-80 Somerset CC.



Grid reference Centred SS 8199 4769 (41m by 46m)
Map sheet SS84NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW25
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1106974
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33877

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:26PM


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