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Monument Number 37008

Hob Uid: 37008
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Wootton Courtenay
Grid Ref : SS9126043060
Summary : A Bronze Age cairn on Luccombe Hill visible as a low, circular mound measuring 15 metres in diameter and 0.6 metre high.
More information : At SS 9126 4306, on a false crest well down the hillside, are the
remains of a cairn. It is heather covered, very spread and poorly
defined, and 0.5 metres high. (See G.P.s AO/65/141/6 and 7.)
Surveyed at 1:2500. (1)

[SS 9126 4306 approximately] Wootton Courtenay 5. Listed with
reference to O.S. record. (2)

[SS 9126 4311] Cairn [NR] (3)

The cairn on the northern slopes of Luccombe Hill at SS 91276 43084 was surveyed by the RCHME using Leica single frequency GPS as part of the East Exmoor Project. The cairn comprises a low, circular mound of turf, earth and stone which measures 15m in diameter and a maximum of 0.6m high. There is much surface stone in the area, and a modern stone heap lies in the centre of the monument. The cairn lies on a natural terrace on the northern slopes of Luccombe Hill, occupying a false crest position (4).

SS 91264310. Round cairn on Luccombe Hill, forming an outlying member of a round cairn cemetery, the centre of which lies upslope to the south west. Scheduled. (5)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 GHP 23-JUN-65
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Source : Somerset barrows, part 1 : west and south
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Vol(s) : 113, 1969
Source Number : 3
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:10000 1974
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Riley H 29-JAN-1997 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 5
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 23-Apr-03
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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

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 34343
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 35588
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 SW 18
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 94 SW 18
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-06-23
End Date : 1965-06-23