MSO7421 - Bronze Age burial cairn south of Rex Stile Head (Monument)


A robbed Bronze Age round burial cairn is visible as a heather covered bank 9.4 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high.

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Full Description

A robbed cairn lies on the north-east slope of Dunkery Hill, close to the road, at SS 90440 42280. It comprises of a circular, heather covered bank, 9.4 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high. The north side and the centre have been disturbed. The cairn is best preserved on its west side. It was surveyed using differential GPS as part of the RCHME Exmoor Project. [1] SS 90444228. Remains of a round cairn on Dunkery Hill. The cairn forms an outlying member of a round cairn cemetery, the centre of which lies to the north east.Scheduled on 23 April 2003. [2] The Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment of 2009 gave the site a survival score of 3. [3] The site was surveyed in April 2015 as part of the 2015 Exmoor Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment. It was given a survival score of 0. [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> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 10 April 1997.
  • <2> Unpublished document: English Heritage. 13/5/2003. English Heritage to Somerset County Council.
  • <3> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2010. Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment 2009, Exmoor National Park.
  • <4> Report: Gent, T. and Manning, P.. 2015. Exmoor National Park Scheduled Monument Condition Survey 2015. Archaedia.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1082281, Extant 24 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10222
  • Local List Status (Rejected)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW83
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • National Trust HER Record
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1082281
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 16207



Grid reference SS 90439 42280 (point) Estimated from sources
Map sheet SS94SW

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Record last edited

May 24 2022 12:27PM


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