MSO7080 - Possible Bronze Age burial cairn on Deer Park (Monument)


A possible robbed Bronze Age burial cairn is visible as a slight circular earthern bank.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

At SS 7641 3836 is a slight circular earthen bank, 0.3 metres high, and 6.2 metres in diameter. The interior is 0.2 metres below the surrounding ground surface and is occupied by several stones, one of which is upright. It is 0.3 metres high, 0.35 metres long and 0.25 metres wide; the surface of the stone is not eroded. It is possibly a robbed cairn, the stones being that which was robbed, resulting in the displacing of the contents of the mound. The feature is possibly that recorded by McDonnell. [1, 2] 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 covered this site. [3] This site was visited by the Historic Environment Officer of the Exmoor Mires Project as part of a non- intrustive walkover survey of the proposed mire restoration area on Deer Park. [4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1>XY Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 15 November 1994. [Mapped feature: #40748 ]
  • <2> Report: McDonnell, R.. 1993/4. Archaeological Survey of Exe Plain/Lanacombe. Field record number 251.
  • <3> Report: Walls, S. and Morris, B.. 2012. Deer Park, Exmoor: Results of a walkover survey. South West Archaeology Ltd.. 20, 21, 22, 24, 37.
  • <4> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2013. Archaeological walkover surveys on Deer Park, Exmoor. Exmoor National Park Authority. 11, 17, 18, 23.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1029849, Extant 18 November 2021.



Grid reference SS 7640 3836 (point)
Map sheet SS73NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12549
  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Deer Park): EDP12(70)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE70
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1029849
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35751

Record last edited

Jun 16 2022 11:06AM


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