MDE1260 - Burial Cairn on Pig Hill (Monument)


A Bronze Age burial cairn on the northwest-facing slopes of Pig Hill measures 5.8m in diameter and 0.6m high. It has been truncated on its northern side.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

(SS 75224473) Tumulus (NR) (1) Pig Hill. A bowl barrow 6 paces in diameter and 1 3/4ft high. (2) A cairn, now overgrown with peat, but with a strong stone content and one upright slab protruding near the centre. Measurements as above. Published 1:2500 Survey correct. (3) A sub-circular, turf-covered, prehistoric cairn, centred at SS 7522 4473 is situated on a level shelf on the north-west facing slopes of Pig Hill.The cairn is 5.8m in diameter and 0.6m high; it has been straightened or truncated on its northern side, where there is also a small animal scrape which has exposed the core of the mound. The stone referred to by source 2 could not be located, although a single recumbant earthfast stone was noted on the south-east corner of the mound. (4)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • --- Report: Davies, W.. 2017. A Paleofluvial and Paleoecological Investigation of the Farley Water River Valley, Exmoor.
  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . OS 6" 1962.
  • <2> Serial: Devon Archaeological Society. 1929+. Devon Archaeological Society Proceedings.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigators Comments. F1 NVQ 24-SEP-74.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1981. Worksheet in Devon HER. Wilson-North W R 26-APRIL-1994 RCHME Field Investigation..



Grid reference SS 7522 4473 (point)
Map sheet SS74SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS 74 SE 12
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE16
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 35253

Record last edited

Jul 3 2017 2:01PM


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