MSO7419 - Bronze Age burial cairn near Lang Combe (Monument)


The remains of a Bronze Age burial cairn is visible as a low mound measuring 5.2 metres by 5.4 metres and 0.7 metres high. There is a slight depression in the centre, indicating possible disturbance.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small cairn lies on an eastfacing slope, north of Dady Combe, at SS 86973 42985. The cairn comprises a circular, heather-covered mound, 5.2 metres north to south, 5.4 metres east to west and 0.7 metres high. A small depression about 1 metre square lies in the centre. It occupies a prominent position, about halfway down the hillside, and overlooking Lang Combe, on a natural terrace. The cairn was surveyed using GPS as part of the East Exmoor Project. [1] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1>XY Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 23 January 1997. [Mapped feature: #30238 ]
  • <2> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1071768, Extant 16 March 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10019
  • Local List Status (Proposed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SE103
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1071768
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 13456



Grid reference SS 86973 42985 (point)
Map sheet SS84SE

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Record last edited

Mar 16 2022 2:23PM


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