MSO8848 - Possible barrow site 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 0.6m 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 97373163 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 N and E. The situation is low lying, but in view of the field name the mound is possibly a barrow. Surveyed at 1:2500. [2] SS 97373163. Brompton Regis 5. Possible barrow listed with reference to [1]. (This site is now covered by Wimbleball Reservoir). [2,4]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: 1841. Kings Brompton Tithe Map and Apportionment. 6 chains = 1 inch.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigators Comments. F1 NVQ 20-AUG-65.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1965. SS93SE. 3.
  • <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.



Grid reference Centred SS 9737 3162 (60m by 60m)
Map sheet SS93SE

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

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

Record last edited

May 29 2018 3:06PM


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