MMO2769 - Possible prehistoric cairn on Roosthitchen (Monument)

Summary

A small circular turf covered mound is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs and may represent the remains of a prehistoric cairn.

Please read the .

Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small circular turf covered mound is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs on Roosthitchen, Exmoor, and may represent the remains of a prehistoric cairn, although further survey will be required to confirm it is a cairn as opposed to a barrow. Centred at approximately SS 7212 3989, the cairn is situated on high ground, overlooking Lew Combe (a tributary of the River Barle) and lies less than 300 metres south of a previously recorded Bronze Age cairn (see MSO6838). It measures approximately 13 metres in diameter. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1501 3085-86 (13 May 1946).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NW. MD002189.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7212 3989 (17m by 17m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS73NW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (0)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NW109
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1484473

Record last edited

Aug 31 2020 10:31PM

Feedback?

Your feedback is welcome. If you can provide any new information about this record, please contact us.