MSO7966 - Possible Bronze Age barrow site at James's Barrow (Monument)


The site is shown as "James's Burrow" on historic mapping. No barrow is depicted.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

"James's Barrow" is annotated on the 6 inch map of 1962. [1] The site is shown as "James's Burrow" on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey. No barrow is depicted. [2,3] The area is shown as part of a larger woodland on the Tithe Map for Porlock. It is labelled "785b", described in the Apportionment as "Shillett Wood" and owned and occupied by Francis Douglas. [4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560. SS84NE. [Mapped feature: #40407 ]
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: Cox, J. W.C.. 1841. Porlock Tithe Map and Apportionment. 13.3 inches : 1 mile.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1127251, Extant 10 February 2022.



Grid reference SS 861 456 (point)
Map sheet SS84NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11556
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NE22
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1127251
  • Site of Special Scientific Interest
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33953

Record last edited

Feb 10 2022 12:25PM


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