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Monument Number 1469359

Hob Uid: 1469359
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Challacombe
Grid Ref : SS6807342920
Summary : A small circular mound is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork to the north-west of Challacombe Common and is most likely a Bronze Age round barrow. It was first recorded in conjunction with the small rectangular enclosure to the east (see NMR 34715) but has now been recorded as a separate monument. There is some evidence of excavation.
More information : A small circular mound is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork to the north-west of Challacombe Common and is most likely a Bronze Age round barrow. It measures approximately 25 metres in diameter and 0.6 metres high. It was first recorded in conjunction with the small rectangular enclosure to the east (see NMR 34715) but has now been recorded as a separate monument. There is some evidence of excavation in the form of a scarp running north-north-east to south-south-west across the summit, dividing it in two with the western half measuring some 0.3 metres higher than the east (3).
The barrow was mentioned by Grinsell in his article "The Barrows of North Devon" (1) as was the small rectangular enclosure nearby (see NMR UID 34715). It seems likely that later authorities confused the two features, resulting in them both being recorded under one record (1-3).

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Source Number : 1
Source : Devon Archaeological Society proceedings
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Page(s) : 114
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Vol(s) : 28: 1970
Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF CPE/UK/2549 3108-09 27-MAR-1948
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Wilson-North WR 23-JUN-1993, RCHME Field Investigation
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Round Barrow
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 2662
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 64 SE 149
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 34715
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 64 SE 16
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1972-08-16
End Date : 1972-08-16
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: WEST EXMOOR PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1993-01-01
End Date : 1996-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01