MEM24190 - Bronze Age burial cairn southeast of Old Barrow Plantation (Monument)

Summary

A low turf and moss covered stony mound has stones visible around the edge and is a good example of a prehistoric platform 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 84054 32658. A low, turf and moss covered stony mound lies to the southeast of Old Barrow Plantation in a false crest position on the north side of Old Barrow Down. The mound is 8 metres north to south, 7.6 metres east to west and 0.4 metres high, with stones visible around the edge. This is a good example of a prehistoric platform 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. HWH17023, 8-9. [Mapped feature: #44484 Platform cairn, HWH17023]

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8405 3265 (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): HWH17023

Record last edited

May 15 2018 1:36PM

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