MSO8662 - Barrow on Withycombe Common (Monument)


A possible Bronze Age barrow on a crest on Withycombe Common, visible as an earthen mound measuring 6.4m in diameter and 0.7m high.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Centred at SS 98522 39370 is an earthen mound. It lies on the crest of a natural slope on Withycombe Common and measures 6.4 m in diameter and 0.7 m high. It is covered in bilberry and grass and no stone is visible. The topographic position of the mound and its shape suggest that it is a prehistoric barrow. Found during field reconnaissance and surveyed with GPS. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. R Wilson-North, H Riley and L King 4 June 98 RCHME Field Investigation.
  • <2> Unassigned: 4/6/1998. S 93 NE 93. Site visit.



Grid reference SS 98521 39370 (point)
Map sheet SS93NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10077
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE93
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1153119
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 13914

Record last edited

Feb 7 2013 2:13PM


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