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Monument Number 35336

Hob Uid: 35336
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS7219040150
Summary : Cairn - previously classified as a barrow. It is situated prominently on a NE facing slope. Its stoney content is evident especially around the lower NE side of this turf-covered monument. There is no trace of a surrounding ditch but a hollow scoop in the slope to the SW suggests some material has come from here.
More information : [SS 7219 4014] Tumulus (NR) (1)

Exmoor No 1a. A Barrow, 14 paces in diameter and 3.25 ft high, with
large stones in and around the circumference. (2)

This is a bowl barrow. A few stones protrude from it but they are not part of a retaining circle.
See GPs AO/65/129/4 and 5.
Published survey (1/2500) revised. (3)

No change. Surveyed at 1:2500 on PFD. (4)

SS 722402. Round barrow on Roosthitchen. Scheduled. (5)

SS 72194016. Exmoor 1a. Bowl barrow listed, details as Authy 2.
Visited by Grinsell and Charles Whybrow 22nd May 1961. (6)

SS 72119140151. A round cairn 10m diameter and 1m high.

Although previously classified as a barrow, several stones protrude from the surface of this turf-covered feature and probing revealed a high content of stone, therefore it would probably be more correctly classified as a cairn.
The cairn, first shown as `Tumulus' on the 1888 Ordnance Survey map (a), is prominently situated about 415m above OD on a NE facing slope, named Roosthitchen (a) in an improved enclosed area which is slowly reverting to rough grassland and heather. The cairn has views from the NW eastwards around to the E but elsewhere the hillslope intervenes. It is built up on the slope and its stony content is evident especially around the lower NE side. In its SW quadrant a large quartz boulder appears to have been pulled out of its original hollow and about 7 or 8 smaller stones are evident around it. This is disturbance and not part of a kerb. Another large quartz boulder has rolled down the slope outside the cairn in the NE. There is no trace od a surrounding dich but a hollow `scoop' (about 9m by 7m) in the slope to the SW suggests some material may have come from here. There are several quartz stones scattered about the surrounding area.
The cairn, almost certainly a prehistoric burial, is a Scheduled Monument: Somerset No. 370.

Surveyed at 1:2500. (7)

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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 : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JP 01-JUL-65
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 MJF 04-FEB-75
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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 : 6
Source : Somerset barrows, part 1 : west and south
Source details : P Somer A & NHS 1969 - Supplement Somer Barrows Pt 1 32
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Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Sainsbury IS, 01-MAY-1995 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 7a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Ordnance Survey 1888 1:2500 Somerset 11:1
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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, Round Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33034
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : SO 370
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SW 6
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1484473
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 SW 6
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 6
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1975-02-04
End Date : 1975-02-04
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: WEST EXMOOR PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1993-01-01
End Date : 1996-12-31