MSO11789 - Possible Bronze Age burial cairn on Dunkery Hill (Monument)


A possible Bronze Age burial cairn was noted on aerial photographs but was not located during subsequent field survey.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Round mound. [1,2] Probably a cairn as are others on the hill. [3] A round mound, probably a prehistoric cairn, was recorded at SS 9195 4260 [2]. This National Grid Reference falls close to a field bank, part of a post medieval field system, recorded as MMO529. No such mound was discovered in this area; a probable prehistoric burial cairn and several clearance cairns were recorded 450 metres to the southwest (MSO6259) [4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 3179.
  • <2>XY Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS9142F. [Mapped feature: #46634 ]
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. E Dennison, 14 June 1984.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1997.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1086570, Extant 24 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6290
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW42
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1086570
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34361



Grid reference Centred SS 9195 4262 (22m by 25m)
Map sheet SS94SW

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Record last edited

May 24 2022 1:13PM


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