Scheduled Monument: Cairn on Bossington Hill, 1.12 km north east of Lynch Mead
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
03 September 2002
Date last amended
The monument includes a prehistoric cairn located on Bossington Hill, a steep coastal slope located between Minehead to the east and Porlock Bay to the west. The cairn is situated in an isolated position on open moorland on a north eastern slope of the hill, which overlooks the Bristol Channel. The cairn is formed by a near-circular stone mound with a diameter of 12m and a maximum height of 0.9m. The stone fabric of the cairn has been exposed in a depression of approximately 4m by 1.5m located at the centre of the mound and it is likely that the cairn was robbed of stone in antiquity to provide material for the construction of field banks.
Book Reference - Title: National Monuments Register - Type: DESC TEXT - Description: SS 94 NW 23
Article Reference - Author: Grinsell, L V - Title: Somerset Barrows - Date: 1969 - Journal Title: Proceedings Somerset Archaeological & Natural History Society - Volume: 113 pt 1 - Page References: 36 - Type: DESC TEXT - Description: Minehead Without No 1a