MSO6260 - Bronze Age burial cairn on Dunkery Hill (Monument)

Summary

A small well preserved Bronze Age burial cairn on the southeast slope of Dunkery Hill measures 7 metres in diameter and 1 metre high.

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Full Description

At SS 9143 4236 is a circular, heather covered, mound of earth and stones 0.4 metres high. It is probably a small bowl barrow. Surveyed at 1:2500. [1,9,10] Bowl barrow 8 paces diameter and 1 foot high (Wootton Courtenay 8). [2] A small, well preserved cairn lies on the southeast slope of Dunkery Hill, close to the bridle way at SS 91437 42360. It comprises a circular, heather covered mound of earth and stone, 7 metres in diameter and 1 metre high. The cairn was surveyed using differential GPS as part of the RCHME Exmoor Project. [3,4] Scheduled on 23 April 2003. [5] In good condition. Wrongly positioned on Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division 6 inch map. [6] The Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment of 2009 gave the site a survival score of 3. [11] The site was surveyed in April 2015 as part of the 2015 Exmoor Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment. It was given a survival score of 0. [12]

Sources/Archives (12)

  • <1> Unpublished document: PITCHER, GHP. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 24 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.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 10 April 1997.
  • <4> Survey: RCHME. 1997. Exmoor survey. NMR Site SS 94 SW 20.
  • <5> Unpublished document: English Heritage. 13/5/2003. English Heritage to Somerset County Council.
  • <6> Unassigned: SMR file 34345.
  • <7> Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. 9142.
  • <8> Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 4176.
  • <9> Photograph: PROBABLE BARROW OR OVERGROWN CAIRN AT WOOTTON COURTENAY FROM WEST. OS65/F139/2. B/W. MICROFILM.
  • <10> Photograph: PROBABLE BARROW OR OVERGROWN CAIRN AT WOOTTON COURTENAY FROM WEST. OS65/F139/3. B/W. MICROFILM.
  • <11> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2010. Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment 2009, Exmoor National Park.
  • <12> Report: Gent, T. and Manning, P.. 2015. Exmoor National Park Scheduled Monument Condition Survey 2015.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9140 4235 (14m by 13m) (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): MSO11775
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW20
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • National Trust HER Record
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 37014
  • Site of Special Scientific Interest
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34345

Record last edited

Jan 27 2016 1:18PM

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