MSO7379 - Bronze Age burial cairn on Stoke Ridge (Monument)


The remains of a Bronze Age burial cairn are visible as a circular mound 8 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres high but damaged by military activity.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The remains of a probable round barrow situated on a false crest on open moorland. It measures 8.0 metres in diameter and up to 0.5 metres in height on the downhill side where it is best preserved, the remainder having been removed to ground level leaving only an outline. Although only the eastern half of the feature remains, the position and general appearance strongly suggest a round barrow. [1,2] The remains of a cairn lie on a prominent position on Stoke Ridge, at SS 87624 42580. The monument has been damaged by military activity. It comprises a roughly circular mound, 9 metres north to south, 8 metres east to west and up to 0.8 metres high. Most of the central portion of the mound has been removed, and the two regular slots immediately to the north of the cairn, probably ammunition stores, confirm miliary activity in the area. The cairn was surveyed using GPS as part of the East Exmoor Project. [3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. CF Wardale and NV Quinnell, F1, 29 July 1987.
  • <2> Collection: Pattison, P., Quinnell, N.V., Fletcher, M. and Sainsbury, I.. 1987-1988. RCHME: Exmoor Pilot Survey, SS 84 SE, Somerset.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 27 January 1997.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 36161, Extant 15 March 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10011
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SE81
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • National Trust HER Record
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 36161
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 13193



Grid reference SS 87623 42579 (point) Centred on
Map sheet SS84SE

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Record last edited

Mar 15 2022 2:27PM


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