MMO2643 - Possible Bronze Age cairn on Furzehill Common (Monument)

Summary

A small circular mound is visible on aerial photographs as a slight earthwork. It is most likely the remains of a prehistoric cairn, possibly Bronze Age. Two similar cairns are visible nearby.

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Full Description

A small circular mound is visible on aerial photographs as a slight earthwork on the northern edge of the summit of Furzehill Common, Lynton and Lynmouth. Centred at approximately SS 7339 4498, the cairn measures some 4.5 metres in diameter. It is most likely the remains of a prehistoric cairn, possibly Bronze Age. Two similar cairns are visible nearby (see MDE12865 and MDE8989). [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/931 4084-85 (8 November 1952).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SW. MD002182.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7339 4498 (6m by 6m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW285
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1480262

Record last edited

Mar 24 2015 9:03AM

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