MSO9214 - Possible Bronze Age barrow beside road on Dunkery Hill (Monument)

Summary

The possible site of a Bronze Age barrow is marked "White Burrows" on the Tithe Map of 1844. It has not been substantiated by field evidence, although it may have been destroyed as a result of the construction of a road.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

[SS 9036 4185] White Burrows. [1] No barrow here but one may have been destroyed by the road. [2] There is no field evidence for a cairn at this location, which is close to the road. The 1st Edition 25 inch map, which depicts most of the large cairns in this area, does not depict a cairn in this location. [3,4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: 1844. Wootton Courtenay Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <2> Unpublished document: PITCHER, GHP. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 16 June 1965.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1997.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889, Somerset 46(2).

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 9035 4186 (point)
Map sheet SS94SW
Civil Parish WOOTTON COURTENAY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Civil Parish CUTCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11162
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6266
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW28
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 37024
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33492

Record last edited

Jul 28 2020 4:56PM

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