MMO2391 - Late prehistoric funerary mound or 19th Century clearance cairn on Little Buscombe (Monument)

Summary

A small circular mound is visible as an earthwork. It is possible that this mound is the remains of a cairn or small barrow. However, it also lies within an area of 19th century drainage, and it may simply be a clearance cairn related to this activity.

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Type and Period (3)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small circular mound is visible as an earthwork on Little Buscombe, Exmoor, approximately 185 metres south of Rexy Barrow. Centred at SS 7696 4177, the low mound measures approximately 7 metres in diameter. There are several prehistoric funerary monuments in the area, including Rexy Barrow itself, and it is possible that this mound is the remains of a cairn or small barrow. However, it also lies within an area of 19th century drainage, and it may simply be a clearance cairn related to this activity. Further survey is required. [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/73109 934-35 (29 April 1973).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183.
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1476409, Extant 8 June 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7696 4177 (10m by 10m)
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE240
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1476409

Record last edited

Jun 8 2021 1:58PM

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