MSO6258 - Bronze Age burial cairn on Luccombe Hill (Monument)

Summary

A Bronze Age burial cairn on the northern slopes of Luccombe Hill, visible as a low, circular mound measuring 15 metres in diameter and 0.6 metres high.

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Full Description

At SS 9126 4306, on a false crest well down the hillside, are the remains of a cairn. It is heather covered, very spread and poorly defined, and 0.5 metres high. Surveyed at 1:2500. [1,7-9] Remains of cairn 13 paces diameter and 1.5ft high (Wootton Courtenay 5). [2] The cairn on the northern slopes of Luccombe Hill at SS 91276 43084 was surveyed by the RCHME using Leica single frequency GPS as part of the East Exmoor Project. The cairn comprises a low, circular mound of turf, earth and stone which measures 15 metres in diameter and a maximum of 0.6 metres high. There is much surface stone in the area, and a modern stone heap lies in the centre of the monument. The cairn lies on a natural terrace on the northern slopes of Luccombe Hill, occupying a false crest position. [3,4] Small low covered cairn, heather covered. [5] Scheduled on 23 April 2003. [6] The Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment of 2009 gave the site a survival score of 3. [10] The site was surveyed in April 2015 as part of the 2015 Exmoor Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment. It was given a survival score of 3. [11]

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <1> Unpublished document: PITCHER, GHP. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 23 June 1965.
  • <2> Article in serial: Grinsell, L.V.. 1969. Somerset Barrows. Part I: West and South. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 113. P. 25 & 43.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 29 January 1997.
  • <4> Survey: RCHME. 1997. Exmoor survey. NMR Site SS 94 SW 18.
  • <5> Unassigned: SMR file 34343.
  • <6> Unpublished document: English Heritage. 13/5/2003. English Heritage to Somerset County Council.
  • <7> Photograph: CAIRN AT WOOTTON COURTENAY FROM NORTH WEST (STEREO PAIR WITH AO/65/141/7). OS65/F141/6. B/W. MICROFILM.
  • <8> Photograph: CAIRN AT WOOTTON COURTENAY FROM NORTH WEST (STEREO PAIR WITH AO/65/141/6). OS65/F141/7. B/W. MICROFILM.
  • <9> Photograph: CAIRN AT WOOTTON COURTENAY FROM WEST (STEREO PAIR WITH AO/65/139/1). OS65/F141/8. B/W. MICROFILM.
  • <10> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2010. Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment 2009, Exmoor National Park.
  • <11> Report: Gent, T. and Manning, P.. 2015. Exmoor National Park Scheduled Monument Condition Survey 2015.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9126 4310 (19m by 19m) (Centred on)
Map sheet SS94SW
Civil Parish WOOTTON COURTENAY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11773
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW18
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 37008
  • Site of Special Scientific Interest
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34343

Record last edited

Jan 27 2016 1:16PM

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