MMO2134 - Possible Bronze Age funerary cairn southwest of Woolhanger Wood (Monument)

Summary

A small mound is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs. Its precise date and function are unclear, but may represent the remains of a Bronze Age funerary cairn. Further examination is required.

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A small mound is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs to the southwest of Woolhanger Wood, Parracombe Common. Located at SS 6931 4495 close to the summit of Parracombe Common, the circular mound measures approximately 8.5 metres across. Its precise date and function are unclear, but given its location in a prominent position close to the summit of Parracombe Common and the preponderance of Bronze Age monuments nearby, it could well represent the remains of a Bronze Age funerary cairn. Further examination is required. [1,2] N.B. This feature may or may not be the same as recorded in MDE10874. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 543/2821 (F66) 183-84 (27 April 1964).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 64 SE. MD002181.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. Catherine Dove, 26 March 2018.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6931 4495 (13m by 12m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS64SE
Civil Parish PARRACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park Authority HER number: MDE10874
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1468997

Record last edited

Mar 26 2018 1:10PM

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