MSO9337 - Possible Bronze Age barrows on Varle Hill (Monument)


Two mounds on Varle Hill were noted on aerial photographs and thought to be either Bronze Age barrows or natural features. They could not be found during field investigation in 1997.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Two mounds, possibly natural, or possibly barrows, are noted from aerial photographs. [1,2] Field investigation as part of the RCHME East Exmoor Project revealed no features in the general locality, which has been cultivated in the past, but which has now reverted to gorse and rough pasture. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. Gazetteer Number: 8831.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. HSL.UK.71-177 Run 89, 8657 (September 1971).
  • <3> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 24 July 1997.



Grid reference SS 8818 3168 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS83SE

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11222
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SE22
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 932843
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33558

Record last edited

Mar 29 2021 9:08PM


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