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Monument Number 1476412

Hob Uid: 1476412
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS7581741193
Summary : A large, low, sub-rectangular mound is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs on the south-eastern edge of Dure Down summit, Exmoor. It is situated in a prominent position on a hilltop, and as such may well be the remains of a prehistoric funerary monument or cairn. However, it also lies close to a large area of post medieval peat cutting, and may be a peat stack or stand associated with this activity.
More information : A large, low, sub-rectangular mound is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs on the south-eastern edge of Dure Down summit, Exmoor. Centred at SS 7581 4119 and measuring approximately 12 metres across, the feature is situated in a prominent position on a hilltop, and as such may well be the remains of a prehistoric funerary monument or cairn. However, it also lies close to a large area of post medieval peat cutting, and may be a peat stack or stand associated with this activity (1).

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 106G/UK/1501 4079-80 13-MAY-1946
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Monument Types:
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 : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Peat Stand
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
Display Date : Uncertain
Monument End Date :
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Monument Type : Mound
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SE 241
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1476414
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1475418
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