MDE12866 - Bronze Age burial cairn on Furzehill Common (Monument)

Summary

A probable Bronze Age burial cairn is visible as a heather and turf covered mound measuring 6 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high. It has a central hollow which is probably the result of robbing but otherwise is well formed.

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SS 73717 44823. A stony mound, 6 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high, probably a cairn. This heather and turf covered stony mound, is situated about 365 metres above Ordnance Datum on the northeast side of the plateau top of Furzehill Common. The ground slopes away very gently to the east. There is a slight central hollow, 1 metre in diameter and 0.2 metres deep, possibly the result of robbing. It is prominently situated and well formed and is most probably of prehistoric date. Surveyed at 1:2500. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1981. Worksheet in Devon HER. RCHME Field Investigation, 12 September 1994.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7371 4482 (point) (Surveyed)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW144
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1044279

Record last edited

Mar 20 2015 3:16PM

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