HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Historic England research records Result
Historic England research recordsPrintable version | About Historic England research records

Historic England Research Records

Monument Number 36806

Hob Uid: 36806
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Minehead Without
Grid Ref : SS9223047930
Summary : A group of 11 well preserved Bronze Age burial cairns on Selworthy Beacon.
More information : Minehead Without 1. At SS 91884799 a mound 20 paces across by 3 feet
high, probably a barrow.
Minehead Without 2. At SS 92184803 is a bowl barrow 13 paces across
by 3.5 ft high with a hollow centre.
Minehead Without 3. At SS 92304804 is a bowl barrow 13 paces across
by 2.5 ft high with a hollow centre.
Minehead Without 4. At SS 92334801 is a truncated bowl barrow 15
paces x 2 ft.
Minehead Without 4a. At SS 92484798 is a hollow centred barrow 10
paces x 3 ft.
Minehead Without 4b. At SS 92544796 is a hollow centred barrow 16
paces by 3 ft.
Minehead Without 5. At SS 92494791 is a barrow 13 paces across by 4
ft high with a hollow centre (the heap to the west may be a robbers'
spoil heap).
Minehead Without 6. At SS 92504792 is a mound but it is uncertain
whether it is a robbers' spoil heap or a round barrow.
Minehead Without 7. At SS 92554790 is a barrow 16 pace x 1 ft high.
Minehead Without 8. At SS 92604785 [No other information].
Minehead Without 9. At SS 92604783 [No other information]. (1)

Grinsell's Nos 2,3,4,5,7, and 8 are published on OS 25".
1 at 'A' SS 91884798 is Selworthy Beacon. A modern cairn stands on
what may be the remains of a truncated cairn though it may only be a
beacon platform.
2 at 'B' SS 92174804 and 3 at 'C' SS 92294803 are undisturbed bowl
barrows.
4a at 'D' SS 92404803 is a bowl barrow with a hollow centre.
4b at 'E' SS 92414802 and 8 at 'L' SS 92604783 are truncated bowl
barrows.
5 at 'F' SS 92504790 is probably a pair of confulent bowl barrows. Theeastern one has a large hole in the centre and overlies a smaller bowlto the west at SS 92494790 (considered by Grinsell to be a spoil
heap).
4 at 'G' SS 92314801 and 7 at 'H' SS 92544789 are both truncated
cairns.
A small low heather covered mound at 'K' SS 92414797 is rather
doubtful bowl barrow.
6 at 'J' SS 92514790 is a rectangular mound and is almost centainly
material taken from the centre of 5.
'M' a further barrow published to the south west of 8 has been
completely destroyed.
See GPs AO/65/177/3-8 and AO/65/180 3-8
Surveyed at 1:2500. (2)

('B' SS 921174804; 'C' SS 92294803; 'D' SS 92414803) Tumuli (NR)
('F' SS 92504790) Tumuli (NR)
('G' SS 92314801) Cairn (NR)
('H' SS 92544789) Cairn (NR)
('L' SS 92604783) Tumulus (NR) (3)

'A' SS 91884799. Minehead Without 1. Selworthy Beacon listed as
Authy. 1. Probably used as a beacon.
'B' SS 92174804. Minehead Without 2. As Authy 1.
'C' SS 92294804. Minehead Without 3. As Authy 1.
'G' SS 92324801. Minehead Without 4. As Authy 1.
'D' SS 92404803. Minehead Without 5. Bowl barrow 10 pace diameter 2
ft high with hollow in centre.
'E' SS 92424803. Minehead Without 6. Bowl barrow 16 paces diameter, 3ft high with large hollow in centre.
'K' SS 92414797. Minehead Without 7. Bowl barrow.
'F' SS 92514791. Minehead Without 8. Bowl barrow 13 paces diameter
and 3 ft high.
'F' SS 92504791. Minehead Without 8a. Mound ?10 paces diameter, 2 ft
high, with very large hollow in centre. Uncertain whether a barrow ora spoil heap from No 8.
'J' SS 92524791. Minehead Without 8b. Mound 2 ft high. Uncertain
whether a barrow or spoil heap from No 8.
'H' SS 92554790. Minehead Without 9. Bowl barrow 16 paces diameter
and 2 ft high.
'L' SS 92604783. Minehead Without 10. Bowl barrow 17 paces diameter
and 1 ft high with slight hollow in centre.
'M' SS 92604784. Minehead Without 10a. Mound marked on OS 6", not
now visible.
Nos 1-6 and 8-10 visited by Grinsell 11th September 1959.
Two or three barrows of this group were opened in 1807 by Richard
Fenton (b) with no result excepting charcoal only. (4)

SS 925479. Group of cairns east of Selworthy Beacon. Scheduled. (5)
A mound, possibly a barrow has been located at SS 9261 4787 and is 13 paces in diameter. (6)

This group of Bronze Age burial cairns were recorded as part of the RCHME Exmoor project. The cairns were located using differential GPS and are described under the following records: SS 94 NW 102-112 inclusive. Apart from SS 94 NW 112, which has been destroyed and is now only recorded from documentary sources, the monuments are well preserved, and form an impressive linear group of cairns on the ridge leading up to the summit at Selworthy Beacon. The ridge looks out over the Bristol Channel to S Wales on the north, and over to Dunkery Beacon to the south (7).

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Somerset barrows, part 1 : west and south
Source details :
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JP 22-JUL-65
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 3
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:10000 1974
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 4
Source : Somerset archaeology and natural history : the proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
Source details :
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 113, 1969
Source Number : 4a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Bristol Times and Mirror 3 Sept 1927 Minehead in Prehistoric Times 14 (A V Cornish)
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 4b
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : A Tour in Quest of Genealogy ... By a Barrister 1811 (R Fenton)
Page(s) : 131
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 5
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : DOE (IAM) AMs Eng 1978 2 117
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Somerset Archaeol and Natur. Hist. Soc.: Parish Surveys in Somerset, No. 5: Minehead Without 1983, 21 (Osborn B).
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 7
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Riley H 1998 RCHME Field Investigation
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Round Barrow, Cairn
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33801
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33805
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33802
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33803
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33804
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33806
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33807
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33808
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33809
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33810
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33811
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33812
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33813
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 94 NW 15
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1122116
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1121911
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1121904
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1121920
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1121933
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1121973
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1123254
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1123258
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1123264
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1123271
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1121977
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 94 NW 15
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-07-22
End Date : 1965-07-22