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Monument Number 37036

Hob Uid: 37036
Location :
Somerset West and Taunton
Minehead, Wootton Courtenay
Grid Ref : SS9480044200
Summary : Two Bronze Age round barrows are alleged on Periton Hill. One is visible as a turf-covored mound measuring 0.5m high and 12m in diameter with a modern path and a bench placed on it. The second barrow could not be located during field investigation.
More information : SS 94844423. Minehead 1.
SS 94874422. Minehead 2.

Two bowl barrows on Periton Hill listed, both 11 paces diameter and
2ft high. Minehead 2 has had the south side impinged upon and
destroyed by a trackway. Visited by Grinsell in May 1967 when under
heath. "These two barrows seem to be shown on OS 2in MS Map c 1809"
(What Grinsell refers to is the 2" drawing of 1802-3, where an
ambiguous feature is shown at this location but appears to be on the
south side of a trackway. Nothing is shown here on OS 1" first
edition 1809. (1)

Grinsell's Minehead 1 is clearly visible at SS 9484 4423, 15 m north of the OS triangulation pillar. It comprises a turf-covered mound 0.5 m high and 12 m in diameter. A modern path runs over its south side, and here beside the path a bench has been placed on the barrow. The northern part is currently in dense scrub, comprising silver birch, brambles, gorse and heather.
Grinsell's Minehead 2 could not be located.
Minehead 1 surveyed at 1:2500 scale, July 1997. (2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Somerset barrows, part 1 : west and south
Source details : Supplement Somer Barrows pt 1 36 (L V Grinsell)
Page(s) : 36
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 113, 1969
Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : R Wilson-North 2 July 1997 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 : Bowl Barrow
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
Display Date :
Monument End Date :
Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : Mound
Evidence : Uncertain Evidence

Components and Objects:
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 SW 34
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