MDE9016 - Bronze Age burial cairn on Trentishoe Down (Monument)


A well-preserved Bronze Age burial cairn on the southern slopes of Trentishoe Down, measuring 2.3 metres in diameter and 0.9 metres high.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

During a site visit in 1985, a small round cairn of 2.5 metres diameter and 1.0 metres height was noted approximately 650 metres southsoutheast of the summit of Trentishoe Down. It was interpreted as a clearance cairn. [1] Centred at SS 6291 4725 on the southern slopes of Trentishoe Down is a well preserved cairn. The feature lies on the edge of an established track and close to an area of dense bracken. It is 2.3 metres in diameter and 0.9 metres high. It has been damaged on its western side by the track. Dense bracken in the area did not allow further reconnaissance. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: McDonnell, R.. 1986. Archaeological survey on Exmoor 1985/86: Trentishoe Down; a summary report. Site 274, visited 21 November 1985.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 8 July 1993.



Grid reference SS 6291 4724 (point)
Map sheet SS64NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS64NW/54
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 28167
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21009
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NW47
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 873227

Record last edited

Apr 24 2019 8:52AM


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