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Monument Number 36844

Hob Uid: 36844
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Selworthy
Grid Ref : SS9033048450
Summary : A small 20th Century stone cairn is visible on the summit of Bossington Hill and may lie on the site of an earlier Bronze Age burial cairn and/or Post Medieval beacon. The modern cairn measures 5m in diameter. A small platform on the east of the modern cairn may represent the remains of the base of a robbed out cairn or beacon platform, although the bedrock does outcrop locally.
More information : SS 90334845. Selworthy 1. Probable prehistoric cairn on Bossington
Hill, 17 paces diameter, 1.5 ft high, surmounted by a modern stone-
heap. Visited by Grinsell 15th June 1969, when under heath. (1).

A mound is depicted at this location on OS 1" 1809 and apparently named 'Bossington Beacon' - see illustration. (2).

A stone cairn lies at the summit of Bossington Hill, close to a path, at SS 90322 48457. It was surveyed using differential GPS as part of the RCHME Exmoor project. The cairn is a modern stone cairn, but it may well occupy the site of a prehistoric burial cairn. A small platform to the east of the modern cairn, 6.4 x 4.7 x 0.5m, may represent the remains of the base of robbed out cairn or beacon platform, although the bedrock does outcrop locally (3).

The modern stone cairn referred to above (1-3) is visible on aerial photographs. The cairn is centred at SS 9033 4845 measuring 5m in diameter and is as described above (3). (4-5)


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Source Number : 1
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 : 2
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1" First Ed 1809
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Riley H 1998 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 4
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF/106G/UK/1655 4013-4014 11-JUL-1946
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Source Number : 5
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SS 9048/3 (18047/14) 19-MAY-1998
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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 : Destroyed Monument
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Beacon, Cairn
Evidence : Documentary Evidence, Earthwork
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : 20th Century
Monument End Date : 2000
Monument Start Date : 1901
Monument Type : Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 34001
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 NW 31
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL: SEVERN ESTUARY NMP, RAPID COASTAL ZONE ASSESSMENT SURVEY
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2006-04-10
End Date : 2008-11-01