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Platform cairn, 180m east of Wilmot's Pool

A Scheduled Monument in Crowcombe, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1362 / 51°8'10"N

Longitude: -3.2093 / 3°12'33"W

OS Eastings: 315484.945546

OS Northings: 138135.435449

OS Grid: ST154381

Mapcode National: GBR LW.8QRP

Mapcode Global: VH6GY.BP6T

Entry Name: Platform cairn, 180m east of Wilmot's Pool

Scheduled Date: 26 November 2013

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1417363

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Crowcombe

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset


A platform cairn, probably Bronze Age, situated 180m to the east of Wilmot's Pool.

Source: Historic England


PRINCIPAL ELEMENTS: a platform cairn, probably Bronze Age, situated on the western escarpment of the Quantock Hills, approximately 180m to the east of Wilmot's Pool and within a post-medieval field system.

DESCRIPTION: this large embanked platform cairn comprises a circular mound that has a diameter of 17m and is 1.1m high, and an encircling 0.8m wide bank. On the top of the mound, to the north-west of the centre, is a small mound that is 3.4m in diameter and 0.8m high.

EXTENT OF SCHEDULING: the scheduling boundary around the cairn includes a 2m margin for its support and protection.

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

The platform cairn 180m east of Wilmot's Pool is scheduled for the following principal reasons:
* Potential: it will contribute to our understanding of the social organisation and burial practices of the county's Bronze Age population;
* Documentation: archaeological survey has considerably enhanced our understanding of the form and survival of the cairn;
* Group value: with both the barrow at Wilmot's Pool to the west and with other scheduled monuments which collectively provide evidence of a relict prehistoric landscape.

Source: Historic England


Books and journals
Riley, H, Historic Landscape of the Quantock Hills, (2006), 30-41
HER entry: 10672, Cairn, E of Wilmot's Pool, Over Stowey.
Somerset Historic Environment Record,

Source: Historic England

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