MSO7953 - Bronze Age burial cairn on Hawkcombe Head (Monument)


A probable Bronze Age cairn which is visible as a low circular mound 6 metres in diameter and 0.75 metres high.

Please read the .

Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A low circular mound lies 200 metres north of Hawkcombe Head, close to the course of the Porlock Railway (MSO7906), at SS 84442 45906. The mound measures 6 metres in diameter and is 0.75 metres high. It is heather covered and quite stony, and most likely represents the remains of a Bronze Age cairn. The cairn was surveyed by GPS as part of the RCHME East Exmoor Project. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investiagtion, 19 August 1997. [Mapped feature: #46934 ]



Grid reference SS 84442 45906 (point)
Map sheet SS84NW

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12730
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW49
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1090876
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 57155

Record last edited

Jan 25 2021 3:49PM


Your feedback is welcome. If you can provide any new information about this record, please contact us.