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Monument Number 1121933

Hob Uid: 1121933
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Minehead Without
Grid Ref : SS9231548012
Summary : A well preserved Bronze Age burial cairn is visible as a mound which is part of a group (SS 94 NW 15) east of Selworthy Beacon (SS 94 NW 102). The cairn measures 14 metres in diameter and stands 0.4 metres high with a pronounced rim. The southern side has been robbed. Two small depressions in the northern section of the cairn also suggest robbing or excavation. This is a scheduled monument.
More information : A large cairn, part of group east of Selworthy Beacon, lies at SS 92315 48012. It was surveyed using differential GPS as part of the RCHME East Exmoor project. The cairn comprises a circular, stony mound, 14m in diameter and 0.4m high, with a pronounced rim. The southern side appears to have been robbed. The cairn is covered with low heather, following a recent burn. Two small depressions in the northern section of the cairn suggest robbing or excavation (1).

The cairn is depicted on the 1st edition 25" map of the area (2).

Cairn, forming part of a prehistoric round cairn cemetery. Scheduling amended. (3)

The Bronze Age burial cairn above (1-3) is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs. The cairn is centred at SS 9231 4801 and is as described above (1). (4-5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Riley H 1998 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : Ordnance Survey 1889 1st edition 25" map, Somerset 34.3
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Source Number : 3
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 03-Sep-02
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Source Number : 4
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SS 9247/2 (AP 1067/2) 29-MAY-1974
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Source Number : 5
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR 339247/6 (15432/30) 15-MAY-1996
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
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Monument Type : Round Cairn, Cairn Cemetery, Barrow
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : SO345C
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33804
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 35327
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 NW 105
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 36806
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1121904
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL: SEVERN ESTUARY NMP, RAPID COASTAL ZONE ASSESSMENT SURVEY
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2006-04-10
End Date : 2008-11-01