MSO8848 - Bronze Age barrow now under Wimbleball Reservoir (Monument)


A possible Bronze Age bowl barrow, now covered by Wimbleball Reservoir. It was recorded in 1965 as a spread grass covered mound 0.6 metres high, in a field named "Burrow Mead" on the Tithe Map of 1841.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

At SS 9737 3163 in a field called 'Burrow Mead' [1] there is a spread grass covered mound 0.6m high with a rather indefinite perimeter. It has presumably been spread during the demolition of a field bank which formerly enclosed the mound on the north and east. The situation is low lying, but in view of the field name the mound is possibly a barrow. Surveyed at 1:2500. [2] SS 9737 3163. Brompton Regis 5. Possible barrow listed with reference to [1]. (This site is now covered by Wimbleball Reservoir). [3,4] 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> Map: 1841. Kings Brompton Tithe Map and Apportionment. 6 chains = 1 inch.
  • <2>XY Unpublished document: Quinnell, N.V.. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, F1, 20 August 1965. [Mapped feature: #47943 ]
  • <3> Article in serial: Grinsell, L V. 1969. Somerset barrows, part 1. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 113. 28.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1982. 1:10000 sheet SS93SE.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 36685, Extant 4 May 2022.



Grid reference SS 9737 3163 (point)
Map sheet SS93SE

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11088
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SE3
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 36685
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33385

Record last edited

May 4 2022 12:51PM


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