MMO2381 - Bronze Age cairn on Hoccombe Hill (Monument)

Summary

A small mound visible on aerial photographs has been interpreted as a probable Bronze Age cairn.

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Full Description

A small mound visible on aerial photographs has been interpreted as a probable Bronze Age cairn. Located at SS 7869 4366, the cairn measures 7 metres across and is situated in a prominent position on Hoccombe Hill, Brendon, overlooking Hoccombe Water and within an area of dense prehistoric activity. However, it is also situated within the Exmoor Firing range and numerous craters relating to the Second World War training area can be seen nearby. It seems likely that the feature will have sustained some 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. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73087 680-81 (17 April 1973).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183. [Mapped feature: #38742 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1476029, Extant 8 June 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7869 4366 (9m by 8m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish BRENDON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 S230
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1476029

Record last edited

Jun 8 2021 3:03PM

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