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Bowl Barrow 650m North West Of Elworthy Barrows Hillfort

Hob Uid: 188407
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Elworthy
Grid Ref : ST0672034260
Summary : A large bowl barrow on the eastern edge of the Brendon Hills, in an area known locally as Higher Hill, circa 650 metres north west of Elworthy Barrows hillfort. It is an irregular mound up to approximately19.5 metres in diameter and 1.2 metres high. A surrounding quarry ditch survives as a buried feature up to 2 metres wide. A partial excavation of the barrow is reported in 1833 when 'a ring of stones enclosing a quantity of ashes' were found along with a stone or flint spearhead. A shallow depression on the mound surface is thought to relate to this episode.
More information : ST 0672 3426: Tumulus (NR) Tumulus (NR). (1)

Round barrow 600 yards south west of Tilsey Plantation. Scheduled.(2)

Bowl barrow cairn 18 paces by 3 feet. (3)

This is a large, much disturbed bowl barrow 0.9 metres high. There is a fairly heavy concentration of stone on the surface but much of this probably resulted from field clearance during the war.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

See GP's AO/65/68/1 & 2 stereo pair. (4)

ST06723425. Elworthy 1. A cairn north west of Elworthy barrows (ST 03 SE 1). Visited by Grinsell in May 1952 when it was under grass and measured 18 paces in diameter by 3 feet in height.

Elworthy 1a. A barrow "in a field adjoining Elworthy Barrows".
"Said to have been destroyed 1833, when was found a ring of stones encircling a quantity of ashes, among which was a stone or flint 'Spear-head", not preserved. Perhaps this may be barrow Elworthy 1". (However Elworthy 1 is not strictly in a field adjoining Elworthy Barrows). (5-8)

This barrow is located in a pasture field on the eastern edge of the Brendon Hills at ST 0672 3426. The barrow survives as a large, spread ovoid mound, 20.8 metres N-S and 16 metres E-W. It is 0.9 metres high. The mound is turf covered and the top has a scattering of large blocks of stone - probably the result of recent field clearance. The top of the mound has been disturbed by a linear trench, possibly caused by vehicle damage (9).

ST 6723 3426: Bowl barrow 650 metres north west of Elworthy Barrows hillfort in an area known locally as Higher Hill. The mound is 19.5 metres diameter and 1.2 metres high. Scheduled. (10)

This mound is visible on a number of aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards. It has been transcribed as part of the Exmoor National Mapping Programme survey. Centred on circa ST 0671834262, the mound appears to measure approximately 19 metres long by 15 metres across, orientated roughly ENE-WSW. (11)


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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1904
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : List Anc. Mon. Eng. & Wales 1961.81. (M.O.W.)
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Source Number : 11
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF CPE/UK/2082 (F20) 4013-15 19-MAY-1947
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Corr. 6 (L.V.Grinsell 1952)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JP 12-MAY-1965
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Somer Co Gaz 7th & 9th Sept 1882 (S G Perceval)
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Source Number : 6
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : Exploration of Exmoor 1890 218 (J L W Page)
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Source Number : 7
Source : Somerset archaeology and natural history : the proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
Source details : P Somer A & NHS 113 1969 - Supplement: Somer Barrows Pt 1 31 (L V Grinsell)
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Source : The archaeology of Exmoor : Bideford Bay to Bridgwater
Source details : Arch of Exmoor 1970 64 (L V Grinsell)
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Source Number : 9
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Riley H 1999 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 10
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : EH scheduling amendment, 24-JUL-2002
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Bowl 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 : SO 199
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33579
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 35319
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External Cross Reference Source : HER Number (Exmoor National Park)
External Cross Reference Number : MSO6692
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : ST 03 SE 3
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON ST 03 SE 3
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-05-12
End Date : 1965-05-12
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01