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Monument Number 1002047

Hob Uid: 1002047
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Brendon and Countisbury
Grid Ref : SS7665049300
Summary : A small mound, one of several of uncertain date on Kipscombe Hill, is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork roughly 18 metres in diameter. Field investigation has revealed that the mounds survive to a height of 0.3 to 0.4 metres. It may form part of a linear barrow cemetery.
More information : Three low mounds of uncertain date were discovered on Kipscombe Hill during field reconnaissance.

SS 76494934. 33m south-south-east of the Triangulation Station on the summit of Kipscombe Hill is a low circular mound 15-7m in diameter and 0.4m high. In form it is a low rise or swelling on the crest of the south facing slopes of the hill.

SS 7684944. On the east facing slopes of Kipscombe Hill, and bisected by a modern west-east fence, is a sub circular rise or swelling 11m in diameter and 0.3m high.

SS 7670494929. On the south-east facing slopes of Kipscombe Hill is a slight rise or swelling 10m in diameter and 0.3m high.

Kipscombe Hill was enclosed after WW2. (1-2)


This mound, the first of the three mounds described by the above authority, is visible as an earthwork roughly 18 metres in diameter on aerial photographs of 1952 and 1972, centred on circa SS 76494934. The mounds at SS 76844944 and SS 76704929 are now recorded individually as NMR UID 1460836 and 1460841.
This mound is similar in appearance and size to the bowl barrow recorded to the south-east of Kipscombe Hill at SS 771491 (NMR UID 35124) and it is suggested here that it may also be the remains of a small round barrow.
In addition, the systematic examination of all available aerial photographs of Exmoor as part of the Exmoor National Park National Mapping Programme (NMP) project has identified at least 6 further possible mounds of similar dimesions on Kipscombe Hill. These earthworks comprise a roughly linear group along the eastern group of Kipscombe Hill, and if proved to be small barrows, may form a cemetery similar in alignment, if not scale, to other barrow cemeteries on Exmoor, such as the Chapman Barrows (NMR UID 35260). (3-4)


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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Information from farmer at Coombe Farm
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Wilson-North W R, 15-NOV-93, RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 3
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 540/910 (F20) 3004-6 17-OCT-1952
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Source Number : 4
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
Evidence : Earthwork, Cropmark
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
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Monument Type : Mound
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 NE 32
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 35124
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 35260
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1460836
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1460841
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1460849
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1460861
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1460867
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1460869
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1460879
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1460884
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1460895
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
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