MMO2383 - Possible Bronze Age cairn on Trout Hill (Monument)


A small oval mound visible as an earthwork may be a possible Bronze Age cairn.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small oval mound is visible as an earthwork on the summit of Trout Hill, Exmoor, and has been interpreted as a possible Bronze Age cairn. Centred at approximately SS 7870 4233 and measuring approximately 9 metres across, the cairn is situated in a prominent position overlooking Hoccombe Water to the northwest and an unnamed stream to the southeast. However, it also lies close to an area of 19th Century agricultural improvement and may be related to or disturbed by this activity. [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. MAL 76057 076 (2 July 1976).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183. [Mapped feature: #32951 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1476036, Extant 8 June 2021.



Grid reference Centred SS 7870 4233 (12m by 11m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS74SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE232
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1476036

Record last edited

Jun 8 2021 2:52PM


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