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Olivers Mound

Hob Uid: 398006
Location :
Greater London Authority
Richmond upon Thames
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : TQ1920073500
Summary : Possible barrow in Richmond Park situated on the cleared avenue running through Sidmouth Wood from King Henry VIII mound. It was destroyed during gravel digging between 1760-1868 when several inhumations were discovered. Field investigations in 1995 by RCHME field staff located no trace of the mound.
More information : [TQ 19207350] Oliver's Mount (1)

[Name TQ 190734] Oliver's Mound [GT] Site of

Barrow (on which Oliver Cromwell possibly stood when reviewing
his troops) destroyed during gravel digging when several
human skeletons were discovered. 4

Its site is shown by an excavation on the cleared avenue running
through Sidmouth Wood from King Henry VIII mound. (5)

There is now no trace of this mound which was evidently
removed between 1760 and 1868.

(5)

There is no trace of this mound. An 18th century map (6a) demonstrates that the mound was linked by way of a tree-lined ornamental avenue (NMR No TQ 17 SE 61) to King Henry VIII's Mound (NMR No TQ 17 SE 21), when both mounds were probably adapted as mounts from which to view the park and wider Thames Landscape; it may also have functioned as a standing for the hunt when Richmond Park was a working deer park. See archive report. (6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Rocque's 2" Map 1760
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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1868-71
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Cundall H M. 1925. Bygone Richmond, 33-4
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Source Number : 4
Source : Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Object Name Book reference
Source details : O.N.B. 1933.
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 FGA 07-JAN-66
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RCHME: ROYAL PARKS PROJECT: Richmond Park Survey
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Source Number : 6a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Rocque J. 1741-45. An Exact Survey of the Citys of London...
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Source Number : 7
Source : Register of parks and gardens of special historic interest in England
Source details : Greater London
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Vol(s) : Part 17
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Source : Richmond Park
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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 : Round Barrow, Inhumation
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Greater London)
External Cross Reference Number : 21082
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 17 SE 19
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 398012
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1024280
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON TQ 17 SE 19
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1966-01-07
End Date : 1966-01-07
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: ROYAL PARKS PROJECT: RICHMOND PARK SURVEY
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-01-01
End Date : 1995-09-01