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Monument Number 1123258

Hob Uid: 1123258
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Minehead Without
Grid Ref : SS9254247894
Summary : A Bronze Age burial cairn is visible as a low circular mound and forms part of a group (SS 94 NW 15), east of Selworthy Beacon (SS 94 NW 102). It measures about 16 metres in diameter and stands 1 metre high. This is a scheduled monument.
More information : A Bronze Age burial cairn, part of group east of Selworthy Beacon (SS 94 NW) was surveyed as part of the RCHME Exmoor project. It was recorded using differential GPS and lies at NGR SS 92542 47894. The cairn comprises a a low, circular mound 16m in diameter and 1m high. There is a small central depression, indicating some disturbance. The mound is heather and gorse covered, and stone is exposed in the southern section of the mound.The cairn lies just to the west of the road to West Myne Farm (1).

The cairn is depicted on the 1st edition OS map of the are (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 SS9254 4789 and is as described above (1). The mound appears to have suffered some disturbance from military activity during the Second World War (SS 94 NW 158, UID 1132651). (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 Number : 2
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : Ordnance Survey 1889 1st edition 25" map, Somerset sheet 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 9248/1/208 (SF1459) 01-MAR-1979
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Source Number : 5
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF/106G/UK/1655 4010-4011 11-JUL-1946
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
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Monument Type : Cairn, Cairn Cemetery, Burial Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : SO 345f
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33805
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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 110
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 36806
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1121904
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1132651
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