MSO12511 - Bronze Age cairn on Horsen (Monument)

Summary

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 Unpublished document: Burrow, I. site notes and plan.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.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7906 3736 (5m by 5m)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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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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