MSO11340 - Possible Bronze Age burial cairn southeast of Joaney How (Monument)


A small mound, measuring 3 metres in diameter and 0.2 metres high, is located 27 metres from Joaney How.

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Full Description

A small mound was discovered in 1976, measuring 3 metres in diameter and 0.2 metres high, 27 metres from Joaney How, on bearing of 92 degrees. It is heather covered and in good condition. (1) The mound is included in the revised scheduling on 23 April 2003. (2) Many similar mounds were located on Dunkery Hill. They are unlikely to be prehistoric burial cairns and are more likely to be associated with recent activity on the hill. (3-4) The Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment of 2009 records this mound as in very good condition and of low risk. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Unassigned: July 1976. National Trust Record Form.
  • <2> Unpublished document: English Heritage. Letter from English Heritage to Somerset County Council. 13/05/2003.
  • <3> Survey: RCHME. Exmoor Survey. NMR Site SS 94 SW 37. 1997.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. Riley, H. 1997.
  • <5> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2009. Final Results Table: Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment.



Grid reference SS 9085 4277 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS94SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7428
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW37
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1086542
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33696

Record last edited

Aug 5 2020 3:08PM


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