MSO8745 - Bronze Age burial cairn east of Old Barrow (Monument)


A Bronze Age burial cairn is visible as a circular turf-covered mound 13.9 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres high, with a central hollow. It has suffered from disturbance by robbing.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 8425 3247 . A prehistoric barrow is visible as a circular turf covered mound measuring 13.9 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres high. It has suffered from disturbance on its northern side from robbing. There is also a hollow 3.1 metres by 1.6 metres by 0.4 metres deep at its centre. [1] SS 84262 32488. A low, grass covered, stony mound, 13.9 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres high, lies on the east side of Old Barrow Down, close to the enclosure bank. A hollow in the centre, 3 metres long, 1.1 metres wide and 0.3 metres deep, may be the result of an unrecorded antiquarian excavation or robbing of stone for the nearby enclosure bank. This is a prehistoric funerary cairn, part of the Bronze Age ceremonial landscape on the summits of Old Barrow Down and Hawkridge Plain. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 7 April 1995.
  • <2>XY Report: Riley, H.. 2018. Archaeological walkover survey: Halscombe Allotments, Humber's Ball, Hawkridge Plain & Old Barrow Down, Withypool & Hawkridge, Exmoor. HWH17013, p6-7. [Mapped feature: #44475 Burial cairn, HWH17013]



Grid reference SS 8426 3248 (point) (Surveyed)
Map sheet SS83SW
Historic Parish HAWKRIDGE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12356
  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Halscombe etc): HWH17013
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SW41
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1052130
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35545

Record last edited

May 12 2018 10:46PM


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