Scheduled Monument: Round barrow 720m NNW of Spire Cross
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
06 October 2003
Date last amended
The monument includes a round barrow of prehistoric date located on the north eastern side of Winsford Hill. The barrow is situated on high, level ground which forms the summit of the hill overlooking the Exe Valley to the north. The original profile of the barrow's mound has been modified, probably in antiquity, and it survives as a circular, earth-covered stone platform 15.5m in diameter and 0.5m high, the interior of which has been disturbed with the mound material having been placed around its outer edge forming an irregular rim with a maximum height of 1m. At a later date a shallow, kidney-shaped pit, 3.5m by 2.7m and 0.4m deep, has been dug into the centre of the platform; again this is believed to relate to ancient activity.
Book Reference - Title: National Monument Record - Date: 1997 - Type: DESC TEXT - Description: SS 83 SE 8
Article Reference - Author: Grinsell, L V - Title: Somerset Barrows - Date: 1969 - Journal Title: Proceedings Somerset Archaeological & Natural History Society - Volume: 113 - Page References: 42 - Type: DESC TEXT - Description: Winsford No 6