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Monument Number 34706

Hob Uid: 34706
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Parracombe
Grid Ref : SS6642043300
Summary : A pair of Bronze Age round barrows are visible to the north-east of Rowley Down, Parracombe measuring 24.7m by 0.5m high and 15.6m by 0.6, high. The larger of the two lies beneath the junction of three hedgebanks and as such is difficult to discern. It has been disturbed by the construction of the banks. The second barrow appears to be better preserved, although it too has likely been reduced by agricultural activity.
More information : (SS 66454327) Tumulus (NR) (1).

SS 66464327. A stony round barrow, 10 paces x 2 1/2 ft (2).

Two round barrows:
I. 17.0m diameter and 0.6m high. Published survey 25" revised.
II. SS 66394333. Is 30.0m diameter and 0.3m high.

It lies beneath a junction of field walls in an area of grazing land.Located during field investigation and surveyed at 1:2500 (3).

Two round barrows centred at SS 66424330, on a prominent west-east ridge.

At SS 66394333 is a turf-covered mound, lying beneath the junction of three hedgebanks (which converge at the centre of the barrow). Its overall plan is therefore difficult to appreciate on the ground. Nevertheless it is roughly circular and measures 24.7m north-south by 26.7m west-east. It stands to 0.5m in height. The barrow has been disturbed by the construction of the banks, and this has been made worse by flanking hedge ditches which have cut into the fabric of the mound.
Vegetation: Close cropped turf.
Aspect: A prominent location with good all round visibility.

At SS 66464327 is an elongated turf-covered mound. It measures 15.6m north-south by 11.2m west-east, and stands to 0.6m in height.
Vegatation: Grazed turf.
Aspect: As above, although it has a more southerly aspect. (4)

The larger of the two mounds is not visible on aerial photographs of the area, due to the proximity of the three converging hedgebanks. The smaller mound can be seen (5).

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963
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Source Number : 2
Source : Devon Archaeological Society Proceedings
Source details : (Grinsell)
Page(s) : 126
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Vol(s) : 28, 1970
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 MHB 22-AUG-72
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Wilson-North WR 22-JUL-93, RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 5
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF CPE/UK/1980 3093-94 11-APR-1947
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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

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 2091
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 12125
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 627
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : HER Number (Exmoor National Park)
External Cross Reference Number : MDE1055
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 64 SE 13
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 64 SE 13
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1972-08-22
End Date : 1972-08-22
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