MMO2700 - Possible Bronze Age cairn northeast of Luccombe Hill (Monument)

Summary

A vegetation covered mound visible on aerial photographs may be the remains of a small cairn of Bronze Age date, forming an outlying satellite monument of the Robin and Joaney How group. Alternatively, it may simply be a patch of bracken.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible earthwork mound or ring cairn is visible as on aerial photographs of the 1970s on the northeast facing slopes of Luccombe Hill. Centred on circa SS 9126 4325, it is the northernmost of 2 similar features. It is not possible to see earthwork remains but the presence of a possible monument is inferred from a dense patch of vegetation. Bracken often grows more densely on low earthworks and the vegetation here defines a ring approximately 15 metres in diameter which may mask the remains of a small monument of Bronze Age date. It may be an outlying satellite of the Robin and Joaney How group, forming a cemetery on the eastern slopes of Dunkery Hill approximately 800 metres to the southwest. Alternatively, it may simply be a patch of bracken. [1-2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/70380 172-3 (23 September 1970).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 SW. MD002186. [Mapped feature: #39945 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9126 4324 (20m by 20m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94SW
Civil Parish LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW163
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1482786

Record last edited

Aug 12 2020 11:14AM

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