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Monument Number 1487641

Hob Uid: 1487641
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS7891135370
Summary : A low circular mound is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on the southern edge of Sherdon, Exmoor. In size and form it resembles the Bronze Age barrows visible to the north on the summit of Sherdon, and may be a previously unrecognised monument of similar date. However, it also lies close to an area of post medieval peat cutting and may be related to this activity. Further survey is required.
More information : A low circular mound is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on the southern edge of Sherdon, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7890 3536, the mound measures approximately 16 metres in diameter, and lies on the south-facing slopes of Sherdon, overlooking the valley below. In size and form it resembles the Bronze Age barrows visible to the north on the summit of Sherdon (see NMR UID34995), and may be a previously unrecognised monument of similar date. However, it also lies close to an area of post medieval peat cutting and may be related to this activity. Further survey is required (1).

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : MAL 76068 003 04-AUG-1976
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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
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Peat Stand
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
Display Date : Uncertain
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Monument Type : Mound
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 73 NE 166
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 34995
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1487423
Relationship type : General association

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