MSO11477 - Bronze Age round cairn on Stent Hill (Monument)


A Bronze Age round cairn is visible as a heather covered stony mound.

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SS 8379 4737. Tumuli. [1] Oare 8. At SS 8380 4738 is a bowl barrow 8 paces across by 2 feet high. [2] Small barrow 0.7 metres high. [3] Marked "tumulus" on OS 1:10,000 map. [4] SS 8380 4739. One of two round cairns situated at about 370 metres above Ordnance Datum, in heather moorland between two coniferous plantations on a gentle northeast facing slope on Stent Hill. SS 83780 47386. A well prserved cairn visible as a heather covered stony mound about 7.2 metres in diameter and 0.8 metres maximum height. Probing revealed a content of consoildated small stones and a small erosion in the northeast also exposes the stone content. A large earthfast stone, about 0.5 metres by 0.4 metres and 0.1 metres thick laid some 2 metres outside the southwestern perimeter may have come from the cairn. It may be a displaced kerb stone thought no others are evident. [5,6] The feature is marked as a "Tumuli" on the 2021 MasterMap data. [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> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
  • <2> Article in serial: Grinsell, L V. 1969. Somerset Barrows: part 1. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 113. 37.
  • <3> Unpublished document: PALMER, JP. Mid 1960s. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, F1, 13 July 1965.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1975. 1:10,000 SS84NW.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1972. 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. SS 8347.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 22 November 1995.
  • <7>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #34217 ]
  • <8> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 35902, Extant 22 February 2022.



Grid reference Centred SS 8378 4738 (12m by 12m)
Map sheet SS84NW

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  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7741
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW9
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 35902
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33854

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Feb 22 2022 10:47AM


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