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Monument Number 37011

Hob Uid: 37011
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Wootton Courtenay
Grid Ref : SS9172042380
Summary : A Bronze Age cairn survives as an earthwork mound on Dunkery Hill. The earthworks have been surveyed as part of the RCHME Exmoor Project and transcribed as part of the Exmoor National Mapping Programme survey. It may be an outlying satellite monument of the Robin and Joaney How group, forming a cemetery on the eastern slopes of Dunkery Hill approximately 1 kilometre to the north-west.
More information : At SS 9172 4238 is a ruined, overgrown cairn 0.7 metres high. (See G.P.s AO/65/141/8 and AO/65/139/1.)
Surveyed at 1:2500.
Other small, irregular mounds of earth and stone in the vicinity appear to be clearance heaps. (1)

[SS 9172 4238 approximately] Wootton Courtenay 9. Listed with reference to O.S. record. (2)

[SS 9172 4238] Cairn [NR] (3)

No cairn could be located in the position given above.
An amorphous mound of stone 20m long and 10m wide lies at the base of a stony slope, 60m to the south, at SS 9171 4232. It is very overgrown and may be related to stone clearance (there is a post medieval field system nearby SS 94 SW 87) or it may be entirely natural in origin. It is not a burial cairn as suggested by the authorities above (4).

SS 91734238. Remains of a round cairn on the lower slopes of Dunkery Hill. The cairn mound measures 9 metres in diameter and stands 0.7 metres high. It is an outlying member of a round cairn cemetery, which lies approximately 950 metres to the north west. Scheduled. (5)

This relatively cairn has been transcribed as an earthwork from aerial photographs as part of the Exmoor National Mapping Programme survey. Centred on circa SS 91344273, the cairn is roughly circular and appears to be up to 13 metres in diameter. As suggested above, it may be an outlying satellite monument of the Robin and Joaney How group, almost 1 km to the north-west. This monument is clearly visible only on aerial photographs of 1970. (6-7)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 GHP 24-JUN-65
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Source : Somerset barrows, part 1 : west and south
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Vol(s) : 113 PT 1, 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 10-APR-1997 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 5
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 23-Apr-03
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Source Number : 6
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 3202-3 11-APR-1947
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Source Number : 7
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/70381 038-9 23-SEP-1970
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Prehistoric
Display Date : Prehistoric
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Monument Type : Round Cairn, Cairn Cemetery
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 34344
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 35590
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External Cross Reference Source : HER Number (Exmoor National Park)
External Cross Reference Number : MSO6259
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 SW 19
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 36960
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 36963
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 94 SW 19
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-06-24
End Date : 1965-06-24
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01