MEM22810 - Bronze Age cairn northwest of Dunkery Beacon (Monument)


Known as Cutcombe 5c, this is a Bronze Age cairn in the form of a small patch of tightly packed stones, approximately 2.7 metres in diameter.

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SS 8911 4160. Cutcombe 5c, Vowles D, diameter 3 metres and height 0.3 metres. A very small cairn, seen on Vowles plan. [1,2] SS 8912 4160. Cutcombe 5c. A small cairn of tightly packed stones, mostly about 0.1 metres across. It is 2.7 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres high, the north and west sides rather straight. The stones would need levering out and consequently the cairn has withstood the ravages of visitors. Not conspicuous, it is incongruous considering the size of the other cairns in the group but may be prehistoric. Certainly its situation, below the crest, precludes use as a marker cairn. [3] Cutcombe 5c lies to the North-West of the main summit cairn (MEM22803). It comprises a small stony mound 2.7 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Monograph: Vowles, A. 1939. Dunkery.
  • <2> Article in serial: Grinsell, L.V.. 1987. Somerset Barrows: Revisions 1971-87. Somerset Archaeological & Natural History Society. 131. 23.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Quinnell, N.V.. Field Investigators Comments. Site visit, 5 August 1987.
  • <4> Report: Cutler, G.. 2001. Dunkery Beacon: Survey of Prehistoric Burial Mounds.



Grid reference SS 8911 4159 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet SS84SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park Authority HER number: MSO9187
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SE14
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 35990
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 15351

Record last edited

Feb 13 2015 2:01PM


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