MMO2238 - Prehistoric burial cairn on Furzehill Common (Monument)

Summary

A small flat-topped mound, thought to be a prehistoric burial cairn, is visible on aerial photographs. It is similar in size and form to other prehistoric cairns in the area and appears to have been spread by ploughing.

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Full Description

A small flat-topped mound is visible on aerial photographs on the west slopes of Fuzehill Common, Lynton and Lynmouth.Centred at approximately SS 7321 4446, the mound measures approximately 12 metres across. It is similar in size and form to other prehistoric cairns in the area, particularly those to the north (see MDE20332) and appears to have been spread by ploughing but otherwise shows very few signs of damage or robbing. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/72314 281-82 (16 August 1972).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SW. MD002182.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7321 4446 (16m by 16m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW269
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1472447

Record last edited

Mar 23 2015 5:29PM

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