MMO1869 - Bronze Age cairn or barrow on Ilkerton Ridge (Monument)

Summary

A possible cairn or barrow of Bronze Age date is visible on aerial photographs as low earthwork mound. The mound may be part of a larger cemetery group of barrows, cairns and other prehistoric ritual monuments.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible cairn or barrow of Bronze Age date is visible on aerial photographs as low earthwork mound on Ilkerton Ridge, Lynton and Lynmouth parish, centred on circa SS 7162 4545. From the available aerial photographs it appears to be roughly circular or subcircular in shape, measuring up to 12 metres in diameter, similar in size to monuments recorded in a cemetery group of barrows and cairns to the south that extends southwards onto Thornworthy common. It may also be slightly flattened to the top, possibly evidence of robbing or other disturbance. [1]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/95/026 24-26 (12 March 1995).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 NW. MD002173. [Mapped feature: #33072 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7162 4545 (15m by 13m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74NW
Civil Parish LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NW105
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1464744

Record last edited

Apr 21 2021 9:15AM

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