MSO7383 - Bronze Age burial cairn north of Codsend Moors (Monument)


A probable Bronze Age burial cairn measures 9 metres by 5.3 metres and 0.5 metres high.

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Cairn depicted by McDonnell on general field sketch of features on Codsend Moors. [1] An oval cairn, 9 metres east to west by 5.30 metres north to south and 0.50 metres high, situated just inside enclosed moorland on the northern edge of Codsend Moor, at SS 8760 4119. It is composed of small to medium size stones (0.10 to 0.20 metres diameter) forming a flattish topped mound with short scarps all round. A hole c. 2 metres in diameter and 0.30 metres deep has been cut into the northwest quadrant. Although similar in size and morphology to field clearance cairns 160 metres to the southwest (MSO7383) its positioning close to high moor with a clear, 180 degree arc of view to the south, might suggest siting for a sepulchral purpose. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Archive: Devon County Council. Paperwork held by Devon HER / SMR. R McDonnell, CRAAGS Field Record, Codsend Moors 22 January 1981.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. P Pattison and IS Sainsbury, 5 October 1987.



Grid reference SS 8759 4119 (point)
Map sheet SS84SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10013
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SE89
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36187
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 13195

Record last edited

Sep 8 2014 2:58PM


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