MSO6260 - Bronze Age burial cairn on Dunkery Hill (Monument)
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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. [1-3] [SS 9143 4236 approximately] Bowl barrow 8 paces diameter and 1 foot high (Wootton Courtenay 8). Listed with reference to Ordnance Survey record.  [SS 9140 4235] Cairn [NR].  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.  SS 91444237. Round cairn on Dunkery Hill, forming part of a round cairn cemetery, the centre of which lies roughly 750 metres to the northwest. Scheduled on 23 April 2003.  In good condition. Wrongly positioned on Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division 6 inch map.  The Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment of 2009 gave the site a survival score of 3.  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.  This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. 
- <1> SMO1509 Photograph: Pitcher, S.. 1965. PROBABLE BARROW OR OVERGROWN CAIRN AT WOOTTON COURTENAY FROM WEST. OS65/F139/2. B/W. MICROFILM.
- <2> SMO1508 Photograph: Pitcher, S.. 1965. PROBABLE BARROW OR OVERGROWN CAIRN AT WOOTTON COURTENAY FROM WEST. OS65/F139/3. B/W. MICROFILM.
- <3> SMO7319 Unpublished document: PITCHER, GHP. 1960s. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, F1, 24 June 1965.
- <4> SMO5467 Article in serial: Grinsell, L.V.. 1969. Somerset Barrows. Part I: West and South. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 113. p43.
- <5> SEM7530 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1974. 1:10,000 scale map: 1974. 1:10000.
- <6> SMO7322 Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 10 April 1997.
- <7> SSO1122 Unpublished document: English Heritage. 13/5/2003. English Heritage to Somerset County Council.
- <8> SSO539 Unassigned: [Unknown]. Unknown. [Unknown].
- <9> SEM7406 Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS9142.
- <10> SSO289 Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 4176.
- <11> SEM7402 Report: Bray, L.S.. 2010. Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment 2009, Exmoor National Park.
- <12> SEM8278 Report: Gent, T. and Manning, P.. 2015. Exmoor National Park Scheduled Monument Condition Survey 2015. Archaedia.
- <13> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 37014, Extant 24 May 2022.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 9140 4235 (14m by 13m) Centred on|
|Civil Parish||WOOTTON COURTENAY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=37014 (Pastscape entry: 37014)
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11775
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW20
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- National Trust HER Record
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 37014
- Site of Special Scientific Interest
- Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34345
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May 24 2022 10:32AM
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