MSO7641 - Bronze Age barrow on Wootton Common (Monument)

Summary

A Bronze Age barrow on Wootton Common, comprising a sub-circular turf-covered mound measuring 8.2m in diameter and 0.5m high with a slight hollow visible in the summit. It lies adjacent to the field bank forming the parish boundary.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A barrow centred at SS 9500 4414, adjacent to the field bank forming the parish boundary on Wootton Common. It comprises a sub-circular turf-covered mound 8.2 m in diameter and 0.5 m high, with a slight hollow visible in the summit. The barrow is covered in dense bilberry and has a single mature birch tree on it. Found during field reconnaissance and surveyed at 1:2500 scale. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. R Wilson-North 2 July 1997 RCHME Field Investigation.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 9499 4413 (point)
Map sheet SS94SW
Civil Parish WOOTTON COURTENAY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Civil Parish MINEHEAD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Civil Parish MINEHEAD WITHOUT, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10029
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE96
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1087996
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 13466

Record last edited

Apr 16 2013 4:26PM

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