MSO10127 - Late prehistoric and modern cairns north of Goat Hill (Monument)


A group of three cairns, one prehistoric, one possibly prehistoric (or natural) and one modern, were noted during field survey.

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Type and Period (3)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A group of three, mainly grass covered, iregularly shaped mounds on a gentle slope. The southern comprises a large irregularly shaped stone, 1 metres by 0.6 metres by 0.5 metres thick sat upon smaller, semi buried loose stones within an erosion hollow, approximately 2 metres long, 1.5 metres wide and up to 0.2 metres deep. The central cairn is a low grass covered irregularly shaped mound 3 metres by 2 metres by 0.15 to 0.2 metres high. Semi buried small stones are exposed within the mound. The northern cairn is similar in size to the central one but no stones are apparent. About 37 metres northwest of the central mound. The southern mound looks fairly modern but the central one is similar in appearance to prehistoric clearance mounds on the moor. The nothern may also be prehistoric or it may be natural. There are numerous other large stones lying around the area - they do not appear to be fallen standing stones but would appear to be the result of human action. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Survey: Faxon, Keith. 1998. Record card from McDonnell, R. Pinkworthy Estate: An Archaeological Survey for Management Purpose. 12 September 1995. [Mapped features: #34668 Prehistoric cairn, ; #34669 Possible prehistoric cairn or natural mound, ; #34670 Possible modern cairn, ]



Grid reference Centred SS 7301 4120 (20m by 59m)
Map sheet SS74SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 14011

Record last edited

Feb 3 2021 1:20PM


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