MSO11394 - Barrow sites at unknown location on Brendon Hill (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
An urn containing portions of bones found before 1830 in a barrow when it was demolished for road building. The urn, which fell apart on removal, was contained in a hole in the native slate, next to another hole in which there was a quantity of ashes. Both were covered with a large white slate and a sandstone slab 5ftx3ft (Luxborough 6). Another similar barrow is adjacent.  NGR is Ordnance Survey's and likely to be wrong as it is not in Luxborough Parish. A location to the west along the ridge road is more likely. Marginal site. 
- <1> SMO5467 Article in serial: Grinsell, L.V.. 1969. Somerset Barrows. Part I: West and South. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 113. 35.
- <2> SSO1733 Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1965. SS93NE. 5.
- <3> SSO1909 Monograph: Savage, J.. 1830. A History of the Hundred of Carhampton. 248-9.
- <4> SSO1787 Monograph: Phelphs, W. 1839. History of Somersetshire. 2, part II. 124-5.
- <5> SSO2010 Unassigned: Webster CJ Somerset County Council. 11.10.93.
|Grid reference||SS 97 37 (point)|
|Civil Parish||LUXBOROUGH, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=36608 (Original Monarch entry: 36608)
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7444
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE5
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36608
- Somerset SMR PRN: 33750
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Jul 2 2018 4:41PM
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