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Weacombe Hill

Round Barrow(s)


Details of cairns on Pastscape

Three small mounds are situated on Weacombe Hill at ST 1149 4054, ST 1150 4055 and ST 1157 4046. The last has been truncated. They are composed of earth and stone and all are possibly barrows, though all are in or adjacent to old field
enclosures. (1) No change, surveyed at 1/2500. (2)
Three Bronze Age burial cairns lie on the NW end of Weacombe Hill. The NGRs given by authy 1 are erroneous. The northernmost cairn lies at ST 1151 4066. It comprises a flat-topped stony mound, 5m EW, 5.7m NS and 0.7m high. To the SW of this, at ST 1149 4065, is a further cairn. This is a flat-topped, stony mound 7.5m in diameter and 1m high. A hole in its centre, 2mx1mx0.5m deep, is probably an antiquarain excavation. The cairn has been damged by narrow ridge and furrow ploughing. A third cairn lies to the SE, at ST 1157 4058. It comprises a flat-toppped stony mound, 8m in diameter and 0.9m high. This cairn also appears to have been ploughed over. The cairns were recorded using differential GPS as part of the EH survey of the Quantock Hills AONB (3).
Chance Posted by Chance
11th April 2016ce

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