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Monument Number 35239

Hob Uid: 35239
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS7672041990
Summary : A Bronze Age bowl Barrow measuring between 11 and 13m in diameter and 0.6m high. It has an irregular hollowed centre which may be the result of excavation and robbing. A shallow ditch is visible on the south and south western sides measuring 1.3m wide and 0.2m deep.
More information : SS 76714205, a bowl barrow 12 paces across and 2 ft high, found by L VGrinsell in 1961. (Exmoor No. 4) (1)

This is a low bowl barrow which has been considerably disturbed at the centre. See GPs AO/65/128/7 & 8 (Stereo pair)
Surveyed at 1/2500. (2)

No change. Surveyed at 1/2500 on PFD at SS 76724199. (3)

Exmoor 4. Bowl barrow listed, details as Authy 1. Found by Grinsell and Charles Whybrow 22 May 1961. (4)

(SS 76724199) Tumulus (NR) (5)

A barrow centred at SS 7672 4199 on the spine of Great Buscombe ridge at 441m above OD. It has a predominantly westerly and southerly aspect, with good visibility towards The Chains and Ashcombe Ridge respectively.

The barrow is sub-circular, between 11 and 13m in diameter (with a summit diameter of 5.8m) and is 0.6m high. It has an irregular, hollowed centre, 4.8m across and 0.3m deep, which may be the result of an excavation or robbing. The hollow appears to have been driven into the mound from the north, where it opens out through the side of the barrow.

On the southern and south-western sides are traces of a shallow ditch, 1.3m wide an 0.2m deep. It is separated from the foot of the mound by a narrow berm. The ditch is not tracable around the northern and eastern sides of the barrow due to the uneven and disturbed nature of the ground. (6)

The barrow described by authority (6) is clearly visible on aerial photographs; however the associated ditch cannot be traced. The barrow lies in an area of extensive 19th century drainage ditches constructed by the Knight family as part of their land improvement plan, and it is likely that such activity has disturbed both the mound and ditch (7).

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Source : Somerset barrows, part 1 : west and south
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JP 28-JUN-65
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 MJF 05-FEB-75
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Source : Somerset barrows, part 1 : west and south
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Vol(s) : 113 (1969)
Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : OS 1:10000 1981
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Wilson-North W R 10-MAY-1994 RCHME Field Investigation.
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Source Number : 7
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF CPE/UK/1980 3156-57 11-APR-1947
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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 : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33037
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : HER Number (Exmoor National Park)
External Cross Reference Number : MSO6825
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SE 12
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 SE 12
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-06-28
End Date : 1965-06-28
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 SE 12
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1975-02-05
End Date : 1975-02-05
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: WEST EXMOOR PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1993-01-01
End Date : 1996-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01