MSO7398 - Modern mound to the west of Robin How on Dunkery Hill (Monument)


A small heather-covered mound on Dunkery Hill, measuring 4.2 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high, is probably of modern origin rather than a Bronze Age barrow.

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Barrow? 4.5 paces across and 1 foot high. Luccombe No.3a. [1,2] This is a small overgrown heap of stones at SS 9075 4273. It does not look like a barrow and appears more likely to be of modern construction. (Appears in background of photographs AO/65/126/4 and 5; see MSO6251). [3] Listed as a bowl barrow, details as [1] and [2]. Visited by Grinsell Whitsun 1958. [4] A small, circular heather covered mound lies 8.8 metres to the west of the large cairn known as Robin How on Dunkery Hill, at SS 90744 42728. The mound is 4.2 metres in diameter, 0.4 metres high and contains some stone. It is not a cairn and is most likely to be of recent origin. The mound was surveyed using GPS as part of the RCHME Exmoor Project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Article in serial: Grinsell, L V. 1969. Somerset Barrows: part 1. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 113. 35.
  • <2> Article in serial: Grinsell, L.V.. 1969. Somerset Barrows, Part 1: West and South. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Nat. 113.
  • <3> Unpublished document: PITCHER, GHP. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 15 June 1965.
  • <4> Article in serial: Grinsell, L V. 1969. Somerset barrows, part 1. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 113. 25.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. RCHME Field Investigation, 6 March 1997.



Grid reference SS 9074 4272 (point) (GPS derived)
Map sheet SS94SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11310
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW5
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • National Trust HER Record
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36969
  • Site of Special Scientific Interest
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33665

Record last edited

Jun 29 2016 3:11PM


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