MSO11341 - 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 40 metres from Joaney How.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

Full Description

A small mound was discovered in 1976, measuring 3 metres in diameter and 0.2 metres high, 40 metres from Joaney How, on abearing of 98 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] The Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment of 2009 gave the site a survival score of 0. [4] The site was surveyed in April 2015 as part of the 2015 Exmoor Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment. It was given a survival score of 0. [5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Unassigned: July 1976. National Trust Record Form.
  • <2> Unpublished document: English Heritage. Letter from English Heritage to Somerset County Council. 13 May 2003.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1997.
  • <4> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2010. Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment 2009, Exmoor National Park.
  • <5> Report: Gent, T. and Manning, P.. 2015. Exmoor National Park Scheduled Monument Condition Survey 2015. Archaedia.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1086542, Extant 24 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7428
  • Local List Status (Rejected)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW37
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1086542
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33697



Grid reference SS 9086 4277 (point) Estimated from sources
Map sheet SS94SW

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Record last edited

May 24 2022 2:46PM


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