MMO2380 - Possible Bronze Age burial cairn on Hoccombe Hill (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
A small circular mound visible on aerial photographs has been interpreted as a probable Bronze Age cairn. Located at SS 7866 4371 and measuring approximately 3 metres across, the cairn is situated in a prominent position on Hoccombe Hill, Brendon, in an area of dense prehistoric activity. However, the feature also lies within the Exmoor firing range, and numerous shell craters can be seen nearby from Second World War military training activities. It is likely the feature has suffered heavy damage. [1,2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. 
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73087 680-81 (17 April 1973).
- <2>XY SMO7566 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183. [Mapped feature: #38769 ]
- <3> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1476022, Extant 8 June 2021.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7866 4371 (4m by 4m) Aerial Survey|
|Civil Parish||BRENDON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
Related Monuments/Buildings (3)
Related Events/Activities (1)
External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1476022 (Pastscape entry: 1476022)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE229
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1476022
Record last edited
Jun 8 2021 3:08PM
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