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HER Number (PRN):03694
Name:Round Barrow 330m S of Oldfields
Type of Record:Monument
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1019655: Round barrow

Monument Types


Scheduled Monument: An unusual survival of a Bronze Age burial mound in an arable landscape (where barrows seldom survive centuries of ploughing).

Parish:Moreton Say, North Shropshire, Shropshire
Map Sheet:SJ63NW
Grid Reference:SJ 6277 3607

Related records: None recorded

Associated Finds: None recorded

Associated Events

  • ESA3169 - 1983 field observation by Shropshire County Council


No descriptive text <5>

Scheduled as a round barrow in 2001. Scheduling description: ->

-> The monument includes the earthwork and buried remains of a Bronze Age round barrow situated on a gradual south facing slope in an area of gently undulating land. The barrow mound is constructed of earth and is roughly circular, measuring approximately 18m in diameter at its base. It has a flat top, measuring 7m by 9m, which may be the result of later modification. In relation to the sloping ground on which it stands, its height increases from 1.6m to 2m. Although no longer visible at ground level, a ditch from which material was quarried during the construction of the barrow surrounds the mound. This has become infilled over the years but will survive as a buried feature, approximately 3m wide. Immediately to the south of the mound is a crescent-shaped pit, of probable modern date, which cuts the base of the mound and part of the surrounding ditch <6>

Photographed during aerial survey in 2009. <7>

Evaluated for MPP in 1990-1, Low score as one of 43 Motte castles. <8>

<00> Shropshire County Council SMR, Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards, SMR Card for PRN SA 03694 (Card index). SSA20722.

<01> Anon, 1983, Photo (Photograph). SSA8945.

<02> Watson Michael D, 1982, Mound/Motte, Oldfields (Photograph). SSA8948.

<03> Watson Michael D, 1984-Mar, Oldfields Mound, Moreton Say (Photograph). SSA8947.

<04> Watson Michael D, 1983-Aug, Oldfields Mound (Photograph). SSA8946.

<05> Horton Wendy B, 1990/ 1991, MPP Evaluation File, Motte Castles (TEXT). SSA20084.

<06> English Heritage, 2001, Scheduling Papers (New Scheduling, 09/03/2001) (Scheduled Monument notification). SSA20350.

<07> Shropshire Council, 2009-Apr-5, SA0908_204 to SA0908_206 (3 photos) Flight: 09_SA_08 (Oblique aerial photograph). SSA25732.

<08> Horton Wendy B, 1990/ 1991, MPP Evaluation File (TEXT). SSA20084.


[00]SSA20722 - Card index: Shropshire County Council SMR. Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards. SMR record cards. SMR Card for PRN SA 03694.
[01]SSA8945 - Photograph: Anon. 1983. Photo.
[02]SSA8948 - Photograph: Watson Michael D. 1982. Mound/Motte, Oldfields. Colour.
[03]SSA8947 - Photograph: Watson Michael D. 1984-Mar. Oldfields Mound, Moreton Say. Black and white. 35mm.
[04]SSA8946 - Photograph: Watson Michael D. 1983-Aug. Oldfields Mound. Black and white. 35mm.
[05]SSA20084 - TEXT: Horton Wendy B. 1990/ 1991. MPP Evaluation File. Motte Castles.
[06]SSA20350 - Scheduled Monument notification: English Heritage. 2001. Scheduling Papers (New Scheduling, 09/03/2001). 33831.
[07]SSA25732 - Oblique aerial photograph: Shropshire Council. 2009-Apr-5. SA0908_204 to SA0908_206 (3 photos) Flight: 09_SA_08. Colour. Digital.
[08]SSA20084 - TEXT: Horton Wendy B. 1990/ 1991. MPP Evaluation File.
Date Last Edited:Apr 26 2018 2:45PM