MEM24397 - Possible Bronze Age burial or post-medieval clearance cairn on North Twitchen (Monument)


A low flat topped mound may represent a post-medieval clearance cairn, or may be a burial cairn.

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A low, subrectangular, flat topped, grass covered mound 4 metres by 3 metres in size and up to 0.5 metres high. Quartz stones are visible around the edge of the mound, suggesting a kerb; a further quartz stone is visible in the centre and probing indicates a stony make up. It lies on the edge of improved pasture and may therefore be another stone clearance heap; it is more regular in shape than the howers, however, and grass covered, which the others are not. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Report: Kirkham, G. and Taylor, S.. 2008. Exmoor Mire Restoration Project: Archaeological Survey on Moorland Areas at Alderman's Barrow Allotment, Blackpitts-Exe Head, North Twitchen, Roosthitchen and Verney's Allotment. p. 14; no. 11. [Mapped feature: #44877 ]



Grid reference SS 72569 37388 (point)
Map sheet SS73NW

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Record last edited

Sep 2 2020 5:03PM


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