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Monument Number 1460895

Hob Uid: 1460895
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Brendon and Countisbury
Grid Ref : SS7717849352
Summary : A small mound on Kipscombe Hill, visible as an earthwork and cropmark on aerial photographs, may be the remains of a small round barrow or cairn of Bronze Age date. With 10 other similar mounds in this area it may form a component of a roughly linear barrow cemetery along the eastern ridge of Kipscombe Hill.
More information : A roughly circular mound on Kipscombe Hill, between 8 and 11 metres in diameter, centred on circa SS 77174937, may be the remains of a small barrow or cairn of Bronze Age date. The mound can be seen as a low earthwork on aerial photographs of 1952 but is more apparent on photographs of 1972, as a cropmark or soilmark, the earthwork probably damaged and spread by ploughing following the enclosure of Kipscombe Hill.
It is part of a group of 11 mounds visible running around the southern side of the summit of Kipscombe Hill between the 330 and 340 metre contour and along the hill's eastern ridge. If proven to be small barrows, the mounds may comprise a roughly linear cemetery, similar in arrangement if not scale, to larger cemeteries known elsewhere on Exmoor, such as the Chapman Barrows (NMR UID 35260). (1-2)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 540/910 (F20) 3004-6 17-OCT-1952
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Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/72065 013-015 15-APR-1972
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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, Cairn
Evidence : Cropmark

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 NE 80
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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