MSO10127 - Cairns, N of Goat Hill, Exmoor (Monument)


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  • None recorded

Full Description

A group of 3, mainly grass-covered, iregularly-shaped, mounds on a gentle slope. The southern comprises a large irregularly-shaped stone, 1m x 0.6. X 0.5m thick sat upon smaller, semi-buried loose stones within an erosion hollow, approximately 2m long, 1.5m wide and up to 0.2m deep. The central cairn is a low grass-covered irregularly-shaped mound 3m x 2m x 0.15-0.2m 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 37m NW 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> Survey: Faxon, Keith. 1998. Record card from McDonnell, R. Pinkworthy Estate: An Archaeological Survey for Management Purpose. 12/9/1995.



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

Mar 10 2014 11:44AM


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