MSO11394 - Barrow sites at unknown location on Brendon Hill (Monument)


Two barrows, in an unrecorded location. One was demolished for road material and apparently contained an urn within a hole in the native slate and a quantity of ashes in another hole. Both were covered with a large white slate and sandstone.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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. [1] 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. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> 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> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1965. SS93NE. 5.
  • <3> Monograph: Savage, J.. 1830. A History of the Hundred of Carhampton. 248-9.
  • <4> Monograph: Phelphs, W. 1839. History of Somersetshire. 2, part II. 124-5.
  • <5> Unassigned: Webster CJ Somerset County Council. 11.10.93.



Grid reference SS 97 37 (point)
Map sheet SS93NE

Finds (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • 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

Record last edited

Jul 2 2018 4:41PM


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