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Monument Number 36947

Hob Uid: 36947
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Luxborough
Grid Ref : SS9717040160
Summary : Bronze Age burial cairn at Bat's Castle, Croydon Hill. The cairn comprises a circular stony mound measuring 14.8 metres in diameter. It's centre has been disturbed and a shelter has been constructed fromt he mound material. The rest of the mound bears signs of stone extraction pits.
More information : SS 97174016. Dunster 1. Round barrow on Croydon Hill at Bats Castle,visited by Grinsell 8th June 1969 when under heath. It is apparently
a modern stone heap 11 paces diameter, 3 ft high, but may be on the
site of a sepulchral cairn. A mound is shown here on the OS 1" first
edition 1809. It is on or near the Luxborough Boundary.

(Cairn and human remains found 'hereabouts Bats Castle' before 1840.
- See SS 94 SE 41 - Identified with SS 94 SE 17, but ?possibly from
this site.) (1 & 2)

The remains of a substantial Bronze Age burial cairn lie on the summit of Croyden Hill at SS 9720 4007. The monument comprises a circular stony mound 14.8m in diameter. The centre of the mound has been disturbed and a shelter 4.3 x 3.5m with an entrance to the north has been constructed from mound material. Much of the northern sector has been quarried away, and the surrounding area shows evidence of stone extraction in the form of pits. The cairn lies in an area of dense coniferous plantation (3).

The cairn is clearly marked on the 25" 1st edition map, and is just to the south of the parish boundary, on the summit of Croydon Hill (4). The grid reference given by Grinsell (1) refers to the area of stone extraction some 80m to the north which, unlike the cairn, is marked on the 6" 1st edition map (5).





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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : P Somer A & NHS 113 1969 - Supplement Somer Barrows pt 1 30 (L V Grinsell)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Riley H 1998 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : OS 1" First Ed 1809
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Ordnance Survey 1889 1st edition 25" map, Somerset 47.5
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Ordnance Survey 1889 1st edition 6" map, Somerset 47 NW
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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

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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 34444
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 SE 44
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