MMO2676 - Possible late prehistoric mound on north slope of Dunkery Hill (Monument)


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 9011 4270, at 350 metres above Ordnance Datum, and measures approximately 15 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: #39940 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1482541, Extant 24 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW139
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1482541



Grid reference Centred SS 9011 4270 (22m by 22m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS94SW

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Record last edited

May 24 2022 5:35PM


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