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Monument Number 36612

Hob Uid: 36612
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Luxborough
Grid Ref : SS9891038680
Summary : A circle of stones marked on an OS map is now a circular outward facing scarp 0.4m high. The interior has been hollowed, probably by forestry workings, to just below ground level and reveals the scarp to be composed of loosely packed stone. It is thought to represent the rim of a barrow or cairn.
More information : (SS 98873859). Tumulus (NR) (1)

Luxborough No 1 a bowl barrow 14 paces diameter and 3ft high, dug in
centre. (2)

A shallow amorphous depression is all that survives at this site. Thebarrow was doubtless destroyed during forestry planting.

Published survey (1/2500) revised.

A circle of stones at SS 98923868 on OS 25" is now a circular outward
facing scarp 0.4m high. The interior has been hollowed, probably by
forestry workings, to just below ground level and reveals the scarp tobe composed of loosely packed stone.

It seems likely that this is the rim of a barrow or cairn though it is situated well down a steep slope. Published survey (1/2500) revised.
(3)

SS 98893860. Luxborough 1. Barrow listed as Authy. 2.

SS 98923868. Luxborough 1a. Cairn rim, listed as Authy. 3. (4)

SS 98923868 and SS 98883868. Remains of two barrows, both very
difficult to find. (5)

Additional Bibliography. (6)

Both sites are currently under a young forestry plantation (trees 4 m high) and are therefore inaccessible. (7)

The remains of one of the two possible Bronze Age round barrows described by the previous authorities was seen as an earthwork at SS 9892 3868 and mapped from aerial photographs. No trace of the second barrow could be seen. (8)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1962
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : W Somer Barrows Mss (L V Grinsell)
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JP 25-AUG-65
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Source Number : 4
Source : Somerset barrows, part 1 : west and south
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Page(s) : 35
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Vol(s) : 113, 1969
Source Number : 5
Source : Somerset archaeology and natural history : the proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
Source details : Par.Surv.in Somer 2:Luxbro' (EF Williams)
Page(s) : 18, 107
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Vol(s) : 2, 1978
Source Number : 6
Source : The archaeology of Exmoor : Bideford Bay to Bridgwater
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Page(s) : 193
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Source Number : 7
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : R Wilson-North 18 May 98 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 8
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF/COE/UK/1980 4332 11-APR-1947
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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, Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33749
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 93 NE 7
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 93 NE 7
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-08-25
End Date : 1965-08-25
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: BRENDON HILLS MAPPING PROJECT, NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1998-01-01
End Date : 1998-10-01