MSO12511 - Bronze Age cairn on Horsen (Monument)


A likely Bronze Age cairn which is sub oval in shape, with a flat top. This is adjacent to Horsen stone setting (MSO6805) and a similar cairn (MSO12510).

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A cairn adjacent to Horsen stone setting (MSO6805). This is 5 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high. [1] The feature is apparently composed of turf covered large slabs and no constructional features are evident. It has a flattish top, a slight off centre pit and is sub oval in shape. It measures 4.6 metres by 3.4 metres, is 0.5 metres high, with a 4.5 metre long tail on the downhill side. The relationship of the cairn to the stone setting (MSO6805) is unknown. [2] The cairn MSO12510 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 Unpublished document: Burrow, I. site notes and plan.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 7906 3736 (5m by 5m)
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: 35713

Record last edited

Oct 14 2013 5:05PM


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