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Monument Number 36199

Hob Uid: 36199
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Luccombe
Grid Ref : SS8631042910
Summary : Two supposed barrows are alleged at this location but could not be found during field investigation.
More information : Detailed description in SMR. (1)

Two symbols, evidently representing ditched mounds, are shown at SS
86334291, and between them, at SS86294291, a symbol for an unditched
mound, possibly that at SS 86204285 (SS 84 SE 6). (2)
In the early 1960's Grinsell noted a "very small barrow" at SS 8645
4249 on his Correspondent 6" Field Sheet. It was not found by the
O.S. in 1965 and not included in Grinsell's publication of Somerset
Barrows in 1969. (This information is all recorded under N.A.R. site
SS 84 SE 7.)
Through misreading the N.G.R. as SS 8645 429(0) Somerset S.M.R. have
contrived three apparently spurious sites in the vicinity of the
incorrect reference, and one can only assume that their sources 2 and
3 refer to this area, one which has been subjected to peat digging in
regular strips and irregular patches.
S.M.R. source 2 notes a doubtful barrow 4 metres in diameter and 0.2
metres high while source 3 considered it to be a clearance mound.
This cannot be identified on the ground with certainty but could applyto a number of residual peat mounds. "Ploughmarks" and "lynchets"
seem to refer to peat cuttings.
S.M.R. sources 4 and 5 record A.P. marks (which they had not checked
in the field). The relevant air photos were not available during
field work but there are no ditched mounds on the ground and the
cropmarks are either mis-sited or spurious, or, alternatively, relate
to the peat diggings noted above. (3)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : Somerset C.C. SMR, dated 10-MAR-86
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Source Number : 2
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : Somerset C.C. SMR 1:10000 Record Map
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 31-MAR-87
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
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Monument Type : Mound, Barrow
Evidence : Uncertain Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33684
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 SE 94
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 84 SE 91
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1987-03-31
End Date : 1987-03-31