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Monument Number 36264

Hob Uid: 36264
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Porlock
Grid Ref : SS8401044680
Summary : A Bronze Age cairn visible as a circular heap of stones of 6.7m in diameter and 1m height. It has been considerably robbed.
More information : At SS 84054470 is a cairn with a hollow centre (Grinsells Porlock No
2), 9 paces across by 1.5 ft high. (1)

This is a heather covered cairn 0.7m high, at SS 84014468. (See GPs
AO/65/173/1 & 2).
Surveyed at 1:2500. (2)

SS 84054470. Porlock 2. Cairn listed as Authy 1. (3)

(SS 84054470) Cairn (NR) (4)

SS 840447. A circular heap of stone was recorded 500.0m to the west
of the Porlock stone circle. The feature is 9.0m in diameter and 1.0mhigh with an irregular profile. It is not certain whether or not thisis a partially robbed cairn or a very ruinous hut circle. (This
description probably applies to the cairn described in Authys 1-4)
(5)

Centred at SS 84008 44694 is a robbed cairn. It lies on a low spur set down within a tributary valley of Weir Water. It comprises a circular, heather covered, stony mound 6.7 m in diameter, disturbed by a robbing hollow driven in from the north.
Surveyed with GPS, 12 August 1996. (6)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
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 08-JUL-65
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Source : Somerset barrows, part 1 : west and south
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Page(s) : 38
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Vol(s) : 113, 1969
Source Number : 4
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:10000 1978
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Source Number : 5
Source : Somerset archaeology and natural history : the proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
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Page(s) : 65
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Vol(s) : 126, 1982
Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : R Wilson-North 12-AUG-1996 RCHME Field Investigation
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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

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 25225
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 SW 22
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 84 SW 22
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-07-08
End Date : 1965-07-08