MEM24187 - Bronze Age burial cairn on Old Barrow Down (Monument)

Summary

A small stony mound is covered with moss and some stone is visible on the southern side. It is likely to be a Bronze Age funerary cairn, part of the ceremonial landscape on the summits of Old Barrow Down and Hawkridge Plain.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 83930 32531. A small stony mound, 4 metres north to south, 4.4 metres east to west and a maximum of 0.9 metres high, lies on Old Barrow Down to the south of Old Barrow Plantation. The mound is covered with moss and some stone is visible on the southern side. It is likely to be a small prehistoric funerary cairn, part of the ceremonial landscape on the summits of Old Barrow Down and Hawkridge Plain. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Report: Riley, H.. 2018. Archaeological walkover survey: Halscombe Allotments, Humber's Ball, Hawkridge Plain & Old Barrow Down, Withypool & Hawkridge, Exmoor. HWH17019, 8. [Mapped feature: #44481 Burial cairn, HWH17019]

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8393 3253 (point)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Historic Parish HAWKRIDGE

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Halscombe etc): HWH17019

Record last edited

May 14 2018 9:53PM

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