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Monument Number 1121920

Hob Uid: 1121920
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Minehead Without
Grid Ref : SS9229148037
Summary : A well preserved Bronze Age burial cairn is visible as a circular mound which is part of a group (SS 94 NW 15), east of Selworthy Beacon (SS 94 NW 102). The cairn measures 12 metres in diameter and stands 0.6 metres high. It has suffered some damage at the eastern end probably caused by the Second World War activity (SS 94 NW 158). This is a scheduled monument.
More information : A large cairn, part of a group east of Selworthy Beacon (SS 94 NW 15), was located by differential GPS as part of the RCHME East Exmoor project. It lies at SS 92291 48037. The cairn comprises circular grass and heather covered stony mound, 12m in diameter and 0.6m high. There is some damage to the eastern side of the mound, probably caused by the WWII activity in the area (1).

The cairn is depicted on the OS 1st edition 25" map of the area (2).

Cairn forming part of a prehistoric round cairn cemetery. Scheduling amended. (3)

The Bronze Age burial cairn above (1-3) is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs. The cairn is centred at SS 9229 4803 and is as described above (1). (4-5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Riley H 1998 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 2
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : Ordnance Survey 1889 1st edition 25" map, Somerset 34.3
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Source Number : 3
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 03-Sep-02
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Source Number : 4
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SS 9247/2 (AP 1067/2) 29-MAY-1974
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Source Number : 5
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR 9247/6 (15432/30) 15-MAY-1996
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
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Monument Type : Burial Cairn, Cairn Cemetery, Barrow
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : SO345B
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33803
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 35327
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 NW 104
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 36806
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1121904
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1132651
Relationship type : General association

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