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WOOD BARROW

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A prehistoric bowl barrow visible as an earthwork lies on the Devon/Somerset boundary. The monument is well-defined and measures some 26m in diameter. The remains of a crude excavation are evident as a central oval depression and the spoil from this has been spread over the summit of the barrow increasing its original height. There is a suggestion that the name "Wood Barrow" has derived from "Ward" perhaps giving some reference to the site being used as a beacon.

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