MSO11749 - Bronze Age cairn southwest of Portford Bridge (Monument)

Summary

A possible prehistoric ring cairn is visible as a circular flat topped, earth covered stony mound. It has been subject to recent robbing.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Barrow at SS 827 341, 11 metres diameter and c.0.5 metres high, disturbed in centre with surrounding ditch. [1] National Grid Reference corrected. [2] A prehistoric cairn visible as a circular flat topped, earth covered stoney mound 12.8 metres in diameter and between 0.3 metres and 0.5 metres high. It has been subject to recent robbing. Nevertheless traces of bank onthe lip of the mound, especially visible on the western side, suggest that the feature may be a disturbed ring cairn, but its disturbed form makes this suggestion very tentative. [3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Eardley Wilmot, H. 00.08.87. H Eardley-Wilmot to Somerset County Council 00.08.87 - discovery.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Eardley Wilmot, H. 04.07.82. H Eardley-Wilmot to Somerset County Council 04.07.82 - site visit.
  • <3>XY Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 4 February 1995. [Mapped feature: #47182 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1052145, Extant 2 February 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8291 3407 (point)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8750
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SW47
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1052145
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34317

Record last edited

Feb 2 2022 3:12PM

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