MSO12510 - Bronze Age cairn on Horsen (Monument)


A likely Bronze Age cairn which is sub rectangular in shape, with a flat top and an off centre pit. This is adjacent to Horsen stone setting (MSO6805) and a similar cairn (MSO12511).

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A likely Bronze Age cairn adjacent to Horsen stone setting (MSO6805). This earthwork is 3.5 metres in diameter and 0.2 metres high. [1] This feature is apparently composed of turf covered large slabs, and no constructional features are evident. It has a flattish top, and a slight off centre pit. It is sub rectangular and approximately 4.0 metres by 3.5 metres, and is 0.4 metres high. The relationship of the cairn to the stone setting (MSO6805) is unknown. [2] The cairn MSO12511 lies roughly 10 metres from this site. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Burrow, I. site notes and plan.
  • <2> Survey: RCHME. 1995. Exmoor Survey. NMR site SS 73 NW 11.
  • <3> Monograph: RCHME . 1992. Lithic Monuments within the Exmoor National Park. 39, SS 73 NE 11.



Grid reference Centred SS 79065 37365 (6m by 6m)
Map sheet SS73NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10966
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35712

Record last edited

Oct 14 2013 5:16PM


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