MMO2393 - Large Sub Circular Mound, Dure Down (Monument)

Summary

A possible Bronze Age cairn or medieval peat stand associated with near by peat cutting.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A large sub circular mound is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on the south-eastern side of the Dure Down summit, Exmoor. Centred at SS 7591 4111, the mound measures approximately 11 metres across, and lies less than 150 metres south-east of a similar feature. Its location on a hilltop suggest that it may be the remains of a prehistoric funerary monument, possibly a Bronze Age cairn or similar. However, it also lies close to an area of post medieval peat cutting, and may be a peat stack or stand associated with this activity. (1-2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. RAF 106G/UK/1501 4079-80. 13/05/1946.
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7591 4111 (15m by 15m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1476414

Record last edited

Jul 6 2012 3:49PM

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