MSO8066 - Possible Bronze Age barrow or undated ditch east of Crossacre Plantation (Monument)


An alleged Bronze Age barrow, thought to be visible as a parch mark in 1976, could not be found during field investigation in 1998. Further review of the provided evidence suggests the feature may be a buried ditch.

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SS 9245 4675Circle of outstandingly green grass visible at a distance during the exceptionally dry summer of 1976. Outer circumference c.36 paces, diameter 6 paces. [1] No trace of a barrow at the map reference given, or near it, on Ordnance Survey aerial photographs from the 1970s. [2,3] There is no field evidence at this grid reference, which lies in the middle of a field currently under plough. [4] The plan supplied by David Morcan shows an annular feature which could possibly be a buried ditch. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. D Morcom to Somerset County Council, 22 September 1976.
  • <2>XY Serial: Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 1851-. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. Volume 121 (1977), Somerset Archaeology 1976, 110 (M Aston). [Mapped feature: #44741 ]
  • <3> Index: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Record Card. SS94NW25, 1979.
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. Chris Webster, Somerset HER / SMR, Somerset County Council, 29 January 1999.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1998.



Grid reference SS 9245 4675 (point)
Map sheet SS94NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11591
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8023
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW25
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW41
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1119153
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36838
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33997
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34574

Record last edited

Nov 4 2020 4:40PM


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