MEM24181 - Bronze Age burial cairn on Halscombe Allotment (Monument)

Summary

A low, moss covered stony mound has a circular hollow in the centre, which may be a structural feature or evidence of robbing. It is a Bronze Age funerary cairn.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 81687 33172. A low, moss covered, stony mound lies on the edge of a steep slope on the southeastern side of a tributary stream of the Dane's Brook. The mound is 5 metres north to south, 4.8 east to west, 0.7 metres high and has a circular hollow at the centre, 1.4 metres diameter and 0.6 metres deep, which is suggestive of either a structural feature of the monument or of robbing. This is a previously unrecorded prehistoric funerary cairn and is very similar to MSO8757, which lies 19 metres to the southwest. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: Riley, H.. 2018. Archaeological walkover survey: Halscombe Allotments, Humber's Ball, Hawkridge Plain & Old Barrow Down, Withypool & Hawkridge, Exmoor. HWH17010, 6.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8168 3317 (point)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Historic Parish HAWKRIDGE

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Halscombe etc): HWH17010

Record last edited

May 15 2018 10:44AM

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