MSO7063 - Bronze Age burial cairn on Deer Park (Monument)


A Bronze Age burial cairn is visible as a turf covered stony mound. Three edge set stones may indicate the remains of a kerb. A rectangular slot has been dug into the cairn.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Centred at SS 7633 3830 is a prehistoric cairn. It comprises a circular, turf covered stony mound 4.5 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres high. On the southwest side are three edge set stones which may be the remains of a kerb. A sharp sided, rectangular slot 1.3 metres long, 0.8 metres wide and 0.1 metres deep has been dug into the cairn. [1-3] As part of the Exmoor Mires Project, South West Archaeology were contracted to undertake a non-intrustive walkover survey of the proposed mire restoration area on Deer Park, which included this site. [4] This was visited as part of a non- intrusive walkover survey of the proposed mire restoration area on Deer Park. [5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Aerial photograph reference number . DAP QO 01, 02 (26 March 1990).
  • <2> Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1981. Worksheet in Devon HER. RCHME Field Investigation, 27 October 1994.
  • <3> Survey: Wilson-North, R. and Chapman, H.. 1994. Blue Gate mining complex/ink survey. 1:2500. General: Permatrace. Pen and Ink.
  • <4> Report: Walls, S. and Morris, B.. 2012. Deer Park, Exmoor: Results of a walkover survey. 22, 24, 37.
  • <5> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2013. Archaeological walkover surveys on Deer Park, Exmoor. 11, 17, 18, 23.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1029655, Extant 17 November 2021.



Grid reference Centred SS 7632 3830 (15m by 14m)
Map sheet SS73NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12532
  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Deer Park): EDP12(74)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE53
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1029655
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35734

Record last edited

Nov 17 2021 3:55PM


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