MMO2256 - Possible Bronze Age barrow or cairn southeast of Dunkery Beacon (Monument)

Summary

A mound visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs may be the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow or cairn. It may be part of the monument group on the central ridge with Dunkery Beacon, the Rowbarrows and Robin and Joaney How.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A mound visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs approximately 250 metres to the east of Dunkery Beacon at circa SS 8940 4152 may be the remains of a round barrow or cairn of Bronze Age date. The 22 metre diameter mound is situated just above the 500 metre contour, possibly on a false ridge just below the summit of Dunkery Hill. This feature may be part of the monument group on the central ridge which includes Dunkery Beacon, the Rowbarrows to the west and Robin and Joaney How to the east. [1] This feature may or may not be the natural feature recorded as MMO148. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73109 956-7 (29 April 1973).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SE. MD002185.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. C Dove, 28 August 2014.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8939 4152 (26m by 25m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84SE
Civil Parish CUTCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO9188
  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): SS 84 SE134
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1473099

Record last edited

Aug 28 2014 10:17AM

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