MDE20327 - Bronze Age burial cairn on Ilkerton Ridge (Monument)


A well preserved Bronze Age burial cairn has been noted during field survey and on aerial photographs.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 7220 4448. A well preserved cairn 9.6 metres by 8.2 metres and 0.6 metres high, located during investigaton. Surveyed at 1:2500. [1] SS72300 44487. A cairn 9 metres in diameter and 0.9 metres maximum height. This well preserved and well defined cairn is situated about 325 metres above Ordnance Datum on a flattish ridge at the southern end of Ilkerton Ridge. It is evident as a prominent heather, bracken and turf covered mound which proved to be of small stones. A large stone on the perimeter in the southwest may be a dislodged kerb stone, though no others are evident. Surveyed at 1:2500. [2] The cairn described above is clearly visible on aerial photographs as a low flat topped mound measuring approximately 7 metres across. It lies close to an area of 19th and 20th Century peat cutting and may have been disturbed by this activity. [3,4] The cairn is depicted and labelled on 2021 MasterMap data at SS 7219 4448. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Fletcher, M.J.. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 17 September 1974.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 8 September 1994.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/72314 278-79 (16 August 1972).
  • <4> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SW. MD002182.
  • <5>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #47029 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 7219 4448 (15m by 13m)
Map sheet SS74SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 12253
  • Devon SMR: SS74SW/45
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE1320
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO113
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW50
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 35476

Record last edited

Feb 15 2021 8:40PM


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