MMO2377 - Possible Cairn, Hoccombe Hill (Monument)

Summary

A small circular mound on Hoccombe Hill, Brendon has been interpreted as a possible Bronze Age cairn.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small circular mound on Hoccombe Hill, Brendon has been interpreted as a possible Bronze Age cairn. Located at SS 7818 4387 and measuring 3.5 metres in diameter, the cairn lies in a prominent position between two previously recorded cairns, overlooking Hoccombe Water. There are a number of previously recorded cairns in the area. However, the site also lies within the Exmoor firing range and the feature could also be related to military activity in the area. (1-2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/931 3070-71. 08/11/1952.
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7818 4387 (5m by 5m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish BRENDON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1476009

Record last edited

May 4 2012 3:39PM

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