MSO12428 - Modern and possibly prehistoric clearance cairn south of Grexy Combe (Monument)


A modern clearance cairn may incorporate a prehistoric one.

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Type and Period (2)

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Full Description

A cairn 55 paces circumference lies at SS 9353 4777. Farm workers are traditionally told not to interfere as "it is a burial ground". [1] Survives well in 1998 but is rather tall for a prehistoric cairn - it lies in farmland and may have been added to. [2] At SS 93510 47783 is a stony mound, which is clearly a modern stone clearance heap. It seems probable that this is the `burial ground' refered to above. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Article in serial: Osborn, B. 1983. Minehead without parish survey. SANHS. 21.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. Chris Webster, SMR Officer, July 1998.
  • <3>XY Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 6 May 1998. [Mapped feature: #46834 ]



Grid reference SS 9351 4778 (point) (Surveyed)
Map sheet SS94NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7632
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW68
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA167563
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 866809
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35628

Record last edited

Nov 25 2020 3:38PM


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