MSO11002 - Prehistoric cairn on East Pinford (Monument)


A prehistoric cairn in the form of a circular, turf covered stony mound.

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Protected Status

Full Description

Roughly circular cairn at SS 803 423 about 0.5 metres high made up of large stones, south of a possible hillslope enclosure on the east side of East Pinford in 1981. There was a marked vegetational difference from the surrounding area. Uneven rounded top. 7 paces diameter. [1,2] Centred at SS 8023 4231 is a prehistoric cairn. It comprises a circular, turf covered, stony mound 6.3 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high. A large quantity of stone is visible on the surface of the cairn, some of it is loose suggesting that the cairn has been disturbed. [2-4] This feature was recorded by the Mires Project as being located at SS 78934 42093; however this is the location of MMO2390, a circular banked enclosure. As it is unlikely that the mound seen was MMO2390 and this monument record was given as its reference, it is most appropriate to record the survey under this record. [5] Small mound in area of long grass; dubious but possible monument. [6] Small mound. [7] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [8]

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records. PRN 33141, R McDonnell, 7 July 1982.
  • <2> Article in serial: Burrow, I., Minnitt, S. and Murless, B.. 1982. Somerset Archaeology 1981. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 126. 69-91. 63.
  • <3> Report: McDonnell, R.. 1985. Recommendations for the Management of Archaeological Sites in the Exmoor National Park at Warren, Pinford, Tom's Hill and Hayes Allotment. 53 (site 47).
  • <4> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 15 December 1995.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. S Thorogood, 22 October 2015.
  • <6> Report: Morris, B. and Bampton, J.. 2013. Warren Farm, Exmoor: Results of a Walkover Survey.
  • <7> Report: Bray. L.S.. 2013. Warren Farm, Exmoor: Archaeological walkover survey.
  • <8> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 36300, Extant 13 July 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6875
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Warren Farm): EWF13(38)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW41
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 36300
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33141



Grid reference SS 803 422 (point)
Map sheet SS84SW

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Record last edited

Jul 13 2021 2:08PM


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