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Monument Number 1038413

Hob Uid: 1038413
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Brendon and Countisbury
Grid Ref : SS7879043500
Summary : A low circular cairn on south side of Badgworthy Hill measuring 5.3m in diameter and 0.4m high. It has been partially robbed during construction of a boundary wall on tis south side, or by the use of the area by the military during World War II.
More information : A low, circular, cairn is centred at SS 7881 4350 on the southern slopes of Badgworthy Hill, some 120m south-east of the rectangular building (SS 74 SE 34).

It is 5.3m in diameter and 0.4m high, and its centre is disturbed by a sub-rectantular hollow, with an upcast rim.

The feature appears to be a prehistoric burial cairn, possibly robbed during the construction of the boundary wall to its south, or by the use of the area by the military during WW2 (see SS 74 SE 110). Several narrow slots near the cairn confirm its use during WW2. Surveyed at 1:2500 scale. (1)

The cairn described above is clearly visible on aerial photographs. It lies within an area of numerous impact craters, presumably associated with the Exmoor Firing Range, and was most likely damaged by this activity (2).

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Wilson-North WR 26-APR-1994 RCHME Field Investigation.
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Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/73087 679-80 17-APR-1973
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : HER Number (Exmoor National Park)
External Cross Reference Number : MDE12637
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SE 112
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: WEST EXMOOR PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1993-01-01
End Date : 1996-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01