MSO9214 - White Burrows, a possible Bronze Age barrow 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] 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: 1844. Wootton Courtenay Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <2> Unpublished document: PITCHER, GHP. 1960s. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, F1, 16 June 1965.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1997.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889, Somerset 46(2).
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 37024, Extant 24 May 2022.

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
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 37024
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33492

Record last edited

May 24 2022 11:00AM

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