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Monument Number 35896

Hob Uid: 35896
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Oare
Grid Ref : SS8240047600
Summary : A cairn visible as a turf-covered stony mound 10.8m in diameter and 0.8m high on Culbone Hill. Two stones, possibly the remains of a kerb, protrude from the NW perimeter and the cairn is partly mutilated by robbing. Sheep erosion in the NW has exposed its content of small stones and a concrete tank has been set in the ground level nearby with spoil encroaching on the cairn.
More information : [SS 8240 4760] Tumulus (NR) (1)

SS 824 476 Round barrow, Culbone Hill, scheduled. (2)

Oare 2. A bowl barrow 15 paces across by 2 1/2 ft. high; it is now
railed off. (3)

This is a bowl barrow 0.6 m high.
See GP AO/65/137/8

Surveyed at 1/2500. (4)

SS 82404759. Oare 2. Bowl barrow listed as Authy 3. Visited by
Grinsell 20th July 1969. (5)

SS 8240 4760. A cairn prominetly situated at about 412m above OD, in pasture at the western end of the summit of Twitchen Plain Hill. It is shown, with a Triangulation Station and annotated Tumulus in thich coniferous woodland on the 1889 Ordnance Survey map but has been ploughed and is now pasture.
It is visible as a turf-covered stony mound, 10.8m indiameter and 0.8m maximum height. Two stones, possibly the remains of a kerb, protrude from the NW perimeter. The cairn is partly mutilated by robbing and several small tree stumps are still in situ. Sheep erosion in the NW has exposed its content of small stones just below the turf. A concrete tank has been set in the ground level with the surface only 4m from the west side and some of the stony content of the hole encroach on the cairn on this western side. There is now no evidence of the Trig. Scheduled.

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1962
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Source Number : 2
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : List Anc. Mon. Eng. & Wales 1955.59 (& M.S. Map refs.) (M.O.W.)
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Source Number : 3
Source : Somerset barrows, part 1 : west and south
Source details : W. Somerset Barrows Mss (L. V. Grinsell)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JP 13-JUL-65
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Source Number : 5
Source : Somerset barrows, part 1 : west and south
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Vol(s) : 113, 1969
Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Sainsbury IS 08-NOV-95 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 6a
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 1:2500 1972
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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 : Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33849
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : SO 158
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 NW 7
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 84 NW 7
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-07-13
End Date : 1965-07-13
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: WEST EXMOOR PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1993-01-01
End Date : 1996-12-31