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Monument Number 36255

Hob Uid: 36255
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS8039043150
Summary : A turf-covered stoney mound on Great Toms Hill is likely to be the remains of a prehistoric round barrow of Bronze Age date. It is has been surveyed both in the field and transcribed from aerial photographs, and can be seen to measure approximately 13 metres in diameter and stand 0.5 metres high. It is surrounded by a slight hollowing filled with reeds which probably indicates an enclosing ditch. A sub-rectangular pit of 2.3m by 1.4m by 0.3m in the western half of the barrow is most likely of World War II date.
More information : At SS 80404315 is a barrow 15 paces across and 3 ft high. (1-2)

This is a bowl barrow. It is at SS 80504311 and is 0.6m high. (See GPs AO0/65/175/3 & 4 Stereo pair). Surveyed at 1:2500 (3)

SS 807432. Round barrow on Great Tom's Hill. Scheduled. (4)

SS 80404315 approx. Exmoor 11. Round barrow listed, at Authy 1.
Visited by Peter Taylor in 1958 but previously found by A D Hallam. (5)

A prehistoric round barrow centred at SS 8040 4315. It consists of a turf-covered stony mound 12.5 m in diameter and 0.5 m high. Around the foot of the barrow on its north and north-east side is a slight hollowing emphasised by reed growth, which might be interpreted as a ditch. A sub-rectangular pit 2.3 m by 1.4 m and 0.3 m deep has been dug into the western half of the summit. It is probably associated with WW2 activity in the area, as is a circular pit, 7 m from the barrow on its north-west side. (6)

A mound is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards, on the south-west facing slopes of Great Toms Hill, Exmoor parish, at approximately SS 80494311. The earthwork is likely to be the remains of a barrow of Bronze Age date, roughly 13 metres in diameter. It has been transcribed from aerial photographs as part of the Exmoor National Mapping Programme survey. (7-8)


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Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : A D Hallam, Somerset County Museum, Taunton
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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 GHP 07-JUL-65
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Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : DOE (IAM) AMs Eng 2 1978 117
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Source : Somerset barrows, part 1 : west and south
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Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : 14-DEC-1995 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 7
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF 543/2821 (F65) 164-5 27-APR-1964
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Source Number : 8
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/73109 864-5 29-APR-1973
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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 : Round Barrow
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33048
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : HER Number (Exmoor National Park)
External Cross Reference Number : MSO6863
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 SW 19
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 84 SW 19
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-07-07
End Date : 1965-07-07
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