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Monument Number 36167

Hob Uid: 36167
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Luccombe
Grid Ref : SS8691044140
Summary : A mound on Tar Ball Hill, visible on aerial photographs as a low earthwork, is believed to be an unexcavated barrow of possible Bronze Age date. It may be associated with three or more small mounds to the south-west.
More information : A mound is depicted at SS 8692 4414, but not described, on the O.S.
25", 1890. Sited in a strip of moorland between two pasture fields. The strip has now been incorporated into the pasture but the mound remains. It is 12 metres in diameter, 0.7 metres high, with no surrounding ditch, and is comprised of earth and small stones, overgrown with turf. Shape, size and situation, on the northern end of Tarr Ball Hill, indicate an unexcavated round barrow. (1)

A mound on Tar Ball Hill at circa SS 86934414, visible on aerial photographs as a low earthwork, may be a barrow of possible Bronze Age date. Just over 12 metres in diameter, it may be part of a small funerary group with three or more similarly sized mounds approximately 200 metres to the south-west. Possible evidence for a surrounding ditch is visible on aerial photographs of 1973. (2, 3).

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Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 13-AUG-87
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Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 543/2821 F66 0154-5 27-APR-1964
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Source Number : 3
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/79013 256 17-APR-1973
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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
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 15377
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : HER Number (Exmoor National Park)
External Cross Reference Number : MSO7381
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 SE 83
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 36158
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 84 SE 81
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1987-08-13
End Date : 1987-08-13
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01