MSO10920 - Prehistoric or post-medieval mound east of Elsworthy (Monument)
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SS 8212 4162. Bowl barrow (Exmoor 8), 8 paces diameter and 1 foot high. Found by Grinsell 24th April 1962 after heath had been swaled.  A grass covered mound that may be a small bowl barrow or alternatively, a spoil heap. It is within 15 metres of 19th Century features, near field walls and and it is possible that it is the remains of a heap of material collected to build these features. It may also be a spoil heap from nearby mining activity. 0.4 metres high. (see GPs AO/65/138/1 & 2). Surveyed at 1:2500.  Circular irregular mound possibly quarried into at the centre. 0.5 metres high and 9 paces in diameter. Likely to be a cairn or clearance mound.  The possible barrow at SS 821 416 was recorded in the field. It is a circular but irregular mound, possibly quarried into at the centre and southeastern side, and is approximately 9.0 metres diameter and 0.5 metres high.  One of three predominantly earthen mounds to the west of Larkbarrow Corner (see also MSO10920 and MSO10921). A lobe shaped earthen mound measuring 6.2 metres north to south by 8.5 metres; it is 0.4 metres high. The summit of the mound has been robbed. The size and largely earthen construction suggests that this is probably of post-medieval date. It is most likely to be either connected with agricultural improvement or with the proposed Porlock-Simonsbath Railway (MSO7906).  The mound is not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map but is shown on modern MasterMap data. [7,8] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. 
- <1> SSO1223 Article in serial: Grinsell, L V. 1969. Somerset Barrows: part 1. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 113. 32.
- <2> SMO7319 Unpublished document: PITCHER, GHP. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 1965.
- <3> SSO1 Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records. PRN 33059.
- <4> SSO856 Article in serial: Burrow, I., Minnitt, S. and Murless, B.. 1982. Somerset Archaeology 1981. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 126. 69-91. 62-3.
- <5> SEM7060 Report: McDonnell, R.. 1985. Recommendations for the Management of Archaeological Sites in the Exmoor National Park at Warren, Pinford, Tom's Hill and Hayes Allotment. 71 (site 94).
- <6> SMO7329 Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 11 December 1995.
- <7> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
- <8> SEM8322 Map: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap.
- <9> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 36224, Extant 13 July 2021.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8213 4163 (20m by 20m) Surveyed|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6857
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW8
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 36224
- Somerset SMR PRN: 33059
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Jul 13 2021 2:47PM
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