MEM24189 - Bronze Age burial cairn south of Old Barrow Plantation (Monument)

Summary

A small stony mound is covered with grass and may be the remains of a disturbed prehistoric funerary cairn, part of the Bronze Age ceremonial landscape on the summits of Old Barrow Down and Hawkridge Plain.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 83833 32641. A low, grass covered, stony mound lies to the south of Old Barrow Plantation. The mound is 5.5 metres north to south, 4 metres east to west and 0.8 metres high, with a reed filled central hollow 0.6 metres deep. It may be the remains of a disturbed 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. HWH17022, 8. [Mapped feature: #44483 Burial cairn, HWH17022]

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Location

Grid reference SS 8383 3264 (point)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Historic Parish HAWKRIDGE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Halscombe etc): HWH17022

Record last edited

May 15 2018 1:48PM

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