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Monument Number 35331

Hob Uid: 35331
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS7470041400
Summary : A Bowl barrow of probable Bronze Age date is visible as an earthwork south of The Chains Valley, Exmoor. It is relatively small but well-defined with a flat-topped profile. There is evidence of the surrounding ditch, visible as a shallow rushfilled hollow around the base of the mound. The top of the monument has been disturbed and now contains the remains of an iron feeding barrel.
More information : [SS 7470 4140] Tumulus (NR) (1)

Exmoor No. 3, a ditched barrow 13 paces in diameter and 2.5 ft high; there is a slight hollow in the centre.
Scheduled (3). (2,3)

This is a small bowl barrow with slight traces of a ditch.
See GPs AO/65/128/3 and 4.
Published survey (1/2500) revised. (4)

No change. (5)

Exmoor 3. Bowl barrow listed, details as Authy 2. Visited by Grinsell 8th Sept 1959 (6). This or Exmoor 2 (SS 74 SW 4) may have been called Exaborough in the 17th century (7). (6,7)

SS 74704141. A well-defined barrow situated in rough grassland, about 475m above OD, on the centre of the south-east spur of The Chains. The site is Scheduled (a).
The barrow is visible as a flat-topped, turf-covered, earth and stone mound, 12.3m diameter and 0.8m high. It has been robbed from the SE leaving a central hollow, 3m E/W by 2m and 0.4m deep, now containing the remains of an iron feeding barrel. Spoil from the hollow has been dumped on either side of the access trench in two heaps in the SW and SE quadrants. There spoil heaps have increased the original height of the barrow by some 0.4m. There are the traces of an encircling ditch, about 1.5m wide and 0.3m deep, visible as a shallow, rushfilled, hollow around the base of the mound.

Surveyed at 1:2500. (8)

The barrow described above is clearly visible on aerial photographs. However, there is no trace of the surrounding ditch as described by authority 8. The barrow lies in a marshy area, surrounded by a large area of post medieval peat cutting and drainage, and some evidence may have been destroyed by this activity (9).

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1962
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : W Somer Barrows Mss (L V Grinsell)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : DOE (IAM) AMs Eng 2 1978 117
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JP 01-JUL-65
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 MJF 05-FEB-75
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Source Number : 6
Source : Somerset barrows, part 1 : west and south
Source details : P Somer A & NHS 1969 - 16,32
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Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Hist of the Forest of Exmoor 1911 (Reprint 1973) 402 (E T MacDermot)
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Source Number : 8
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Sainsbury IS, 03-MAY-1995 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 9
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : English Heritage 1987 County List of Scheduled Ancient Monuments: Somerset 24 County No.173
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Source Number : 10
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 543/2821 (F64) 175-76 27-APR-1964
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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 : 33032
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : SO 173
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External Cross Reference Source : HER Number (Exmoor National Park)
External Cross Reference Number : MSO6837
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SW 5
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 SW 5
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-07-01
End Date : 1965-07-01
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 SW 5
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