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Joaney How

Hob Uid: 36963
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Luccombe
Grid Ref : SS9081042780
Summary : A large Bronze Age cairn on Dunkery Hill, known as Joaney How, survives as an earthwork mound over 22 metres in diameter. The earthworks have been surveyed at 1:500 scale and transcribed as part of the Exmoor National Mapping Programme survey. It is part of a group of 10 or more monuments.
More information : [SS 9082 4278] Joaney How [NR]
[SS 9082 4278] Joaney How (Beacon) [NR]. (1-2)

Cairn or beacon known as "Joaney How" or (a) "Yonney How" on Luccombe Hill. A structure of piled stones much mutilated and having several depressions with ridges between. The surface stones are very loose as if moved in recent times. On the top is a roughly conical pile of stones, wide at the bottom, and about 3ft. in height, again, possibly rebuilt after destruction. Diameter of exposed stones - about 62ft.
(3)

Scheduled under Burial Mounds. (4)

This is a disturbed cairn 1.7 metres high. (See G.P.s AO/65/126/1 and 2.) Grinsell lists it as Luccombe No. 4; and although he records a "partly visible" ditch no certain traces can be identified. Resurveyed at 1:2500. (5)

[SS 9082 4279] Luccombe 4. Joaney How, a mutilated cairn 27 paces diameter and 5ft. high, surmounted by a modern stone-heap. Ditch partly visible. Visited by Grinsell Whitsun 1958. Joaney How and Robin How (SS 94 SE 2) were shown as Luckham Barrows on O.S. 1" first edition 1809, and as Luccombe Barrows on the map by
W. C. Cox 1829 and in Savage (c). The earliest appearance of Robin and Joaney How on the maps appears to be on the O.S. 6" 1889. (6)

Joaney How, Robin How (SS 94 SW 2) and adjacent mount (SS 94 SW 4).
Scheduled. (7)

A large cairn, known as Joaney How, lies on the edge of a natural terrace in a false crest position on the N slope of Dunkery Hill at SS 90813 42789. It comprises a circular stony mound, enclosed by a heather covered ring, 22m in diameter and 1.8m high. The stony mound is flat topped. The evidence for this being the site of a beacon comes from the OS 25" first edition map (Somerset 34.14), there is no other evidence that this was the case. The cairn was surveyed using differential GPS as part of the RCHME Exmoor Project (8).

Round cairn known as Joaney How. Part of a round cairn cemetery on Dunkery Hill. Traditionally thought to be named after Little John. Scheduled. (9)

The cairn known as Joaney How has been transcribed as earthworks from aerial photographs as part of the Exmoor National Mapping Programme survey. The cairn appears to be circa 24 metres in diameter and centred on circa SS 90814279. It is one of eight cairns recorded as part of the survey in this area, although more are present but not visible on the aerial photographs available. (10-11)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1962
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Source Number : 2
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:2500
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Source Number : 8
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Riley H 06-MAR-1997 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 9
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : EH Scheduling amendment, 23-APR-2003
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Source Number : 10
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 3177-8 11-APR-1947
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Source Number : 11
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/70380 172-3 23-SEP-1970
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Source Number : 12
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SS 9142/23 (23827/09) 19-FEB-05
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Source Number : 3
Source : Somerset archaeology and natural history : the proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
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Page(s) : 124-5
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Vol(s) : 78, 1932
Source Number : 3a
Source : The Victoria history Somerset, volume two
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Page(s) : 532
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Vol(s) : 2
Source Number : 4
Source : Ancient monuments in England and Wales : list prepared by the Ministry of Works, corrected to 31st December 1960
Source details : List of Ancient Monuments of England and Wales 1961 81 (MOW)
Page(s) : 81
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 GHP 15-JUN-65
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Source Number : 5b
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : West Somerset Barrows, Mss (L V Grinsell)
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Source Number : 6
Source : Somerset barrows, part 1 : west and south
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Page(s) : 14,15,17,35
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Vol(s) : 113, 1969
Source Number : 6c
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : History of the Hundred of Carhampton 1830 (J Savage)
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Source Number : 7
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : DOE (IAM) AMs England 2 1978 117
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
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Monument Type : Round Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Recorded in 1809
Monument End Date : 1809
Monument Start Date : 1809
Monument Type : Beacon
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33666
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : SO 51
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 35591
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : HER Number (Exmoor National Park)
External Cross Reference Number : MSO7397
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 2K/00831
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 2K/00006
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 99/01249
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 SW 3
External Cross Reference Notes :

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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 94 SW 3
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-06-15
End Date : 1965-06-15
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
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