MMO2675 - Possible late prehistoric mound on north slope of Dunkery Hill (Monument)

Summary

A circular patch in the bracken cover is visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s and may mark the remains of a small mound, possibly a cairn, of later prehistoric date.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Two circular patches in the bracken cover on the northern slopes of Dunkery Hill may mark the remains of small mounds, possibly the remains of cairns of later prehistoric date. The possible mounds are roughly equidistant from the Kit Barrows and Robin and Joaney How group, and although at a significantly lower elevation, may be satellites to one or both of these groups located for visibility from the East Water Valley, to the north. The mound recorded here is centred on circa SS 9014 4264, at 360 metres above Ordnance Datum, and measures approximately 20 metres in diameter. [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. RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 3234-5 (11 April 1947).
  • <2>XY Archive: Hegarty, C.. 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 SW. MD002186. [Mapped feature: #39939 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1482539, Extant 24 May 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9014 4264 (25m by 25m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS94SW
Civil Parish LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (4)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW138
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1482539

Record last edited

May 24 2022 5:33PM

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