MEM24203 - Bronze Age burial cairn south of Old Barrow Plantation (Monument)

Summary

A subrectangular turf covered stony mound is probably 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 83705 32634. A sub rectangular, turf covered, stony mound south of Old Barrow Plantation on Old Burrow Down is 6.8 metres north to south, 5.5 metres east to west and up to 0.75 metres high. This is probably a disturbed prehistoric funerary cairn, part of the Bronze Age 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. HWH17049, 14. [Mapped feature: #44508 Burial cairn, HWH17049]

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Location

Grid reference SS 8370 3263 (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): HWH17049

Record last edited

May 15 2018 1:48PM

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