MSO8559 - Possible Bronze Age barrow north of Ash Lane (Monument)


The northern half of a possible Bronze Age barrow is in a pasture field on the north side of Ash Lane. It measures 10.2 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres high and is overlain by a hedge bank.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Centred at SS 8688 3555 in an improved pasture field on the northern side of Ash Lane is a probable prehistoric barrow. It comprises a swelling 10.2 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres high adjacent to the hedgebank forming the southern field boundary; the mound has been overlain by the hedgebank. The probable barrow occupies a pronounced ridge top position - a factor which is now obscured by the possibly 19th Century field system in which it lies. Found during field reconnaissance and surveyed at 1:2500 scale. [1] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1>XY Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 29 July 1997. [Mapped feature: #43857 ]
  • <2> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1104294, Extant 14 September 2021.



Grid reference SS 8687 3554 (point) Surveyed
Map sheet SS83NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12593
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NE77
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1104294
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35801

Record last edited

Sep 14 2021 5:14PM


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