MMO3250 - Possible Bronze Age cairn on North Molton Ridge (Monument)

Summary

A small circular mound is visible on aerial photographs as a slight earthwork. Its precise date and function are uncertain, but given its proximity to nearby larger barrows it is possibly the remains of a Bronze Age funerary monument.

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A small circular mound is visible on aerial photographs as a slight earthwork lying immediately south of the larger barrows on North Molton. Centred on high ground at SS 7786 3244, the mound measures some 14 metres across. Its precise date and function are uncertain, but given its proximity to the larger barrows it is possibly the remains of a Bronze Age funerary monument such as a cairn. Further examination is required to confirm this interpretation. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1420 3448-49 (15 April 1946).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 SE. MD002195.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7786 3244 (21m by 21m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS73SE
Civil Parish NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SE109
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1492916

Record last edited

Mar 28 2017 1:40PM

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