MEM23348 - Possible prehistoric cairn on Challacombe Common (Monument)
Please read the caveat document.
Type and Period (1)
This small mound was subject to survey work in 2014. It was found to measure 7 metres east-west, 6 metres north-south and is 0.2 to 0.4 metres high. A hollow in the centre could be the result of previous excavations by the Rev. Chanter in 1905, but the presence of two small upright stones on the east side suggest that this could be a prehistoric ceremonial monument, comprising a small embanked platform cairn with upright stones. This is very similar in size and form to the small mounds associated with barrow groups at Hurley Beacon, Wilmot’s Pool, Lydeard Hill and Beacon Hill on the Quantock Hills which have been interpreted as prehistoric burial cairns or ceremonial monuments. [1, 2]
|Grid reference||SS 70029 43198 (point)|
|Civil Parish||CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
Related Events/Activities (1)
External Links (0)
Record last edited
May 10 2018 9:35PM
Your feedback is welcome. If you can provide any new information about this record, please contact us.