MDE21184 - Prehistoric burial cairn northwest of Furzehill Common Stone Row (Monument)


A burial cairn is situated at the end of the stone row to the southeast.

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At the northwestern end of the 66 metre long stone row on Furzehill Common (MDE8977) and centred at SS 7378 4401 is a turf covered circular mound, 5.7 metres in diameter and 0.4 m high. The stone row heads precisely for this mound and it is clear that the mound is part of the monument. It seems therefore to be a terminal cairn, making it the first example of a 'hybrid' row on Exmoor. Surveyed at 1:500 scale November 13th, 2001. [1,2] SS 7380 4398. Remains of a prehistoric stone alignment, known as Furzehill Common 3. The alignment comprises at least 10 standing stones, forming a row which runs in a slight curve from the northwest to the south east. There is a gap between the four stones at the south east end of the row and the other six known stones. Further stones may be hidden by peat in this gap. A circular cairn lies 7.5 metres beyond the last stone at the north west end of the row. This is believed to be a terminal cairn marking the end of the alignment. Scheduled. [3] This feature was not assessed during the 2009 or 2015 Scheduled Monument Condition Surveys. [4,5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Report: Blackmore, O.. 2002. A Condition Survey of Standing Stones on Exmoor National Park Authority Owned Land.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. ENPA archaeologist field visit. Rob Wilson-North, 13 November 2001.
  • <3> Index: English Heritage. 1913-. Schedule of Monuments. EH Scheduling Amendment, 6 October 2003.
  • <4> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2010. Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment 2009, Exmoor National Park.
  • <5> Report: Gent, T. and Manning, P.. 2015. Exmoor National Park Scheduled Monument Condition Survey 2015.



Grid reference Centred SS 7378 4400 (9m by 10m)
Map sheet SS74SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 66724
  • Devon SMR: SS74SW/123/1

Record last edited

Jan 22 2018 11:41AM


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