MSO9213 - Bronze Age burial cairn south of Kit Barrows (Monument)


A small Bronze Age burial cairn on the southeast slope of Dunkery Hill is visible as a heather covered stony mound 8 metres in diameter and 1 metre high, with a central depression.

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At SS 9012 4121 is a circular, heather covered, stoney mound 0.7 metres high. It is probably a robbed bowl barrow. Surveyed at 1:2500. [1-3] Cutcombe 12. Listed with reference to Ordnance Survey record. The monument is a bowl barrow 12 paces diameter and 2 feet high. [4] (SS 9012 4121) Cairn (NR) [5] A small cairn lies on the south-east slope of Dunkery Hill at SS 90125 41211. It comprises a circular heather covered stony mound, with a small central depression. The cairn is 8 metres in diameter and 1 metre high. It was surveyed using differential GPS as part of the RCHME Exmoor Project. [6] SS 90124121. A small Bronze Age cairn on Dunkery Hill. The cairn mound measures 14 metres in diameter and stands up to 1.5 metres high. Scheduled on 16 October 2002. [7] Robbed bowl barrow, heather covered and with some new brcken growth. [8] The Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment of 2009 gave the site a survival score of 3. [9] The site was surveyed in April 2015 as part of the 2015 Exmoor Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment. It was given a survival score of 3. [10] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [11]

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <1> Photograph: Pitcher, S.. 1965. PROBABLE BOWL BARROW AT CUTCOMBE FROM WEST. OS65/F140/6. B/W. MICROFILM.
  • <2> Photograph: Pitcher, S.. 1965. PROBABLE BOWL BARROW AT CUTCOMBE FROM WEST. OS65/F140/7. B/W. MICROFILM.
  • <3> Unpublished document: PITCHER, GHP. 1960s. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, F1, 16 June 1965.
  • <4> Article in serial: Grinsell, L.V.. 1969. Somerset Barrows. Part I: West and South. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 113. P. 30.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1974. 1:10,000 scale map: 1974. 1:10000.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 10 April 1997.
  • <7> Unpublished document: English Heritage. 1/11/2002. English Heritage to Somerset County Council.
  • <8> Report: July 1976. National Trust report.
  • <9> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2010. Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment 2009, Exmoor National Park.
  • <10> Report: Gent, T. and Manning, P.. 2015. Exmoor National Park Scheduled Monument Condition Survey 2015. Archaedia.
  • <11> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 37005, Extant 24 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11160
  • Local List Status (Rejected)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW17
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • National Trust HER Record
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 37005
  • Site of Special Scientific Interest
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33490



Grid reference Centred SS 9012 4121 (16m by 16m) Centred on
Map sheet SS94SW

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Record last edited

May 24 2022 9:45AM


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