MSO11032 - Bronze Age burial cairn at Elsworthy (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
- None recorded
Complex of stony banks up to 0.7m high forming a circular feature with two sub-rectangular enclosed lower levels which correspond in height to the surrounding ground surface. Difficult to distinguish between a ruined hut circle or a robbed cairn.  Centred at SS 8107 4111 are the remains of a cairn. It comprises an irregular spread of surface stone 11.5 metres across and 0.3 metres high. The northern and eastern part is best preserved with a well defined, curving edge. The remainder has been extensively robbed and disturbed, probably during the construction of the Porlock-Simonsbath Railway (MSO7906).  This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. 
- <1> SMO5308 Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. R McDonnell, 20 July 1983.
- <2> SEM7060 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. 77 (site 242).
- <3>XY SMO7329 Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 17 November 1995. [Mapped feature: #47336 ]
- <4> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 974884, Extant 6 July 2021.
|Grid reference||SS 8107 4111 (point)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7033
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW65
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 974884
- Somerset SMR PRN: 33171
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Jul 6 2021 2:37PM
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