MDE9008 - Bronze Age burial cairn northwest side of Holdstone Down (Monument)


A small Bronze Age burial cairn, 8.4 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres high, on the crest of a natural scarp.

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Full Description

A small cairn of prehistoric origin lies within an abandoned post-medieval field system (MDE9007). It is roughly circular with a diameter of 8.4 metres, stands to 0.3 metres in height, is composed of small stones and earth and is turf covered. It occupies the crest of a slight natural scarp, and so appears more substantial from the downslope or northern side. Surveyed at 1:2500. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 8 July 1993.
  • <2> Collection: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Exmoor Project.
  • <3> Survey: Holdstone Down/ink survey . 1:2500. General: Permatrace. Pen and Ink.



Grid reference Centred SS 6132 4815 (13m by 12m)
Map sheet SS64NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 60613
  • Devon SMR: SS64NW/99
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21679
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NW39
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park Authority
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 872982

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:07PM


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