MSO11259 - Modern clearance cairn on Orchard Bottom (Monument)

Summary

A cairn was noted, constructed from medium sized stones. It is thought to be a modern clearance cairn.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A cairn 13 metres in diameter forms a flat topped platform 65 metres down slope of the prehistoric standing stone (MSO11260). Built of medium sized stones and 0.3 metres high. [1,2] Very doubtful. [3] Centred at SS 8204 4015 in an improved pasture field, is an amorphous, subrectangular, stony spread measuring 10.2 metres by 6.5 metres, and 0.3 metres high. It is most likely to be a modern clearance cairn similar to other features in the immediate vicinity. [4] The grid reference in [4] should presumably be SS 8204 4115. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1>XY Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. R McDonnell, 1981. [Mapped feature: #46152 ]
  • <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. 62.
  • <3> Article in serial: Quinell, NV. 1987. quoted in Grinsell, LV "Somerset Barrows: revisions 1971-87". Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 131. 22.
  • <4> Map: 1995. SS84SW. 53.
  • <5>XY Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. Chris Webster, Somerset HER, 9 September 2002. [Mapped feature: #46152 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8204 4115 (point)
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6738
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW53
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36312
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33600

Record last edited

Jun 18 2019 2:06PM

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