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Monument Number 1477636

Hob Uid: 1477636
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exford
Grid Ref : SS8364041140
Summary : A sub-circular earthwork visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s may be the remains of a round barrow of Bronze Age date. The mound is located within an area of probable nineteenth century enclosure to the west of Greenlands Farm, most likely formerly part of Wellshead Allotment. The mound is not visible on aerial photographs of the 1970s and has probably been levelled during recent agricultural improvements.
More information : An earthwork mound is visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s, centred on circa SS 83644114, approximately 740 metres to the west of Greenlands Farm. The mound is sited at an elevation of circa 390 metres aOD, within an area of probable nineteenth century enclosure associated with Greenlands Farm, most likely formerly part of Wellshead Allotment.
Slightly ovoid in shape, the mound measures almost 30 metres in diameter at its widest point. The irregular shape may indicate that the earthwork was damaged by ploughing prior to 1946, but the mound is no longer visible on aerial photographs of the 1970s and has probably been completely levelled during more recent agricultural improvements. (1-2)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 106G/UK/1501 (F20) 4197-8 13-MAY-1946
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Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/73109 945-6 29-APR-1973
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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, Mound
Evidence : Levelled Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 SW 215
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01