MMO2676 - 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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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]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 3234-5 (11 April 1947).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 SW. MD002186. [Mapped feature: #39940 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9011 4270 (22m by 22m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94SW
Civil Parish LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (0)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW139
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1482541

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 9:42PM

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