MSO8320 - Post-medieval clearance cairn west of East Harwood Farm (Monument)


A stony mound, previously suggested to be a Bronze Age barrow, is probably a 19th Century clearance cairn.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The farmer at North Hawkwell pointed out a stony mound which he suggested might be a prehistoric barrow or other feature of archaeological interest. [1] The feature described by the farmer is at SS 9309 4097. It comprises an irregular spread of stones, which was obscured by a wood pile at the time of visit. The feature appears to be too irregular to be classified as a prehistoric barrow, and might be better explained in the context of agricultural improvement and enclosure. As such it might be associated with the massive stone clearance heaps to the south and east (MSO8319). [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. Information from the farmer at North Hawkwell..
  • <2>XY Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 23 July 1997. [Mapped feature: #46615 ]



Grid reference SS 9309 4097 (point)
Map sheet SS94SW

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10233
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW91
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1087520
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 16286

Record last edited

Jul 28 2020 8:50PM


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