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.

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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] 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XY Unpublished document: Riley, H..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 Investiagtion, 19 August 1997. [Mapped feature: #46934 ]
  • <2> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1090876, Extant 22 February 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12730
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW49
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1090876
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 57155



Grid reference SS 84442 45906 (point)
Map sheet SS84NW

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Record last edited

Feb 22 2022 3:51PM


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