MSO6283 - Bronze Age burial cairn and two clearance mounds southeast of Dunkery Hill (Monument)

Summary

A small Bronze Age burial cairn is visible as a mound measuring 5.5 metres in diameter and 0.6 metres high. Two nearby clearance mounds may be associated with the field system to the south.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small cairn lies on the southeastern slope of Dunkery Hill at SS 91626 42292. It comprises a circular mound of earth and stones 5.5 metres in diameter and 0.6 metres high. Two clearance mounds close to this cairn at SS 91659 42268 and SS 91676 42332 are probably associated with the field system described under MMO2679. The monuments were surveyed using differential GPS as part of the RCHME Exmoor Project. [1] The cairn could not be distinguished from the spurious clearance mounds in the vicinity, and could not be confirmed as a prehistoric cairn. [2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 10 April 1997.
  • <2> Report: Various. Various. English Heritage Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. J Duck, MPPA, July 2002.
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1082406, Updated 24 May 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 91650 42299 (50m by 64m) (3 map features)
Map sheet SS94SW
Civil Parish WOOTTON COURTENAY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Alternative Action Report
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10228
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW84
  • National Trust HER Record
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1082406
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 16281

Record last edited

May 24 2022 12:29PM

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