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Monument Number 1476022

Hob Uid: 1476022
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Brendon and Countisbury
Grid Ref : SS7866143711
Summary : A small circular mound visible on aerial photograph has been interpreted as a probable Bronze Age cairn. It it situated in a prominent position on Hoccombe Hill, Brendon, in an area of dense prehistoric activity. However, the feature also lies within the Exmoor firing range, and numerous shell craters can be seen nearby from Second World War military training activities. It is likely the feature has suffered heavy damage.
More information : A small circular mound visible on aerial photograph has been interpreted as a probable Bronze Age cairn. Located at SS 7866 4371 and measuring approximately 3 metres across, the cairn is situated in a prominent position on Hoccombe Hill, Brendon, in an area of dense prehistoric activity. However, the feature also lies within the Exmoor firing range, and numerous shell craters can be seen nearby from Second World War military training activities. It is likely the feature has suffered heavy damage (1).

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/73087 680-81 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
Monument Period Name : Later Prehistoric
Display Date : Later Prehistoric
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -4000
Monument Type : Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
Display Date : Uncertain
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Monument Type : Mound
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SE 229
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1042627
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 35293
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1476029
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01