MSO11436 - Post-medieval or modern excavation spoil heap west of burial cairn (Monument)

Summary

Minehead Without 8a. A pile of spoil from the excavation of the adjacent barrow (MSO7660, MW8).

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Protected Status

Full Description

'F' SS 92504791. Minehead Without 8a (also listed at at SS 9260 4785 by NRHE). Mound c.10 paces diameter and 2 feet high. Very large hole in centre. Uncertain whether it is a barrow or a spoil heap from MW8 (MSO7660). [1] 5 at 'F' SS 9250 4790. The west barrow of a pair of confluent barrows, overlain by the larger barrow (MSO7660) and considered by Grinsell to be a spoil heap. [2] Completely covered with gorse and heather. [3] Cigar shaped mound 0.6 metres high. [4] Incorrectly identified as Grinsell's Minehead Without 5 by Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division [2] and D Thackray [3]. [5] A spoil heap from the excavation of MSO7660 is piled up in a mound on the west side of the cairn. [8] Scheduling revised with new national number (was Somerset 345) on 3 September 2002. [9] The spoil heap was noted on aerial photographs as a confluent circular mound at SS 9249 4791, measuring about 7 metres in diameter and described by [8]. [10-12] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [13,14]

Sources/Archives (14)

  • <1> Article in serial: Grinsell, L V. 1969. Somerset Barrows: part 1. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 113. 36.
  • <2> Unpublished document: PALMER, JP. Mid 1960s. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, F1, 22 July 1965.
  • <3> Unassigned: July 1976. NT Ancient Monuments Record. 115489.
  • <4> Report: Various. Various. Field Monument Warden Report. Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. E Dennison, Somerset County Council, 5 April 1984.
  • <6> Article in serial: Osborn, B.. 1983. Parish surveys in Somerset five: Minehead Without. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 5. 20.
  • <7> Article in serial: Grinsell, L V. 1969. Somerset Barrows: part 1. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 113. 7.
  • <8> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1998.
  • <9> Unpublished document: English Heritage. 16/9/2002. English Heritage to Somerset County Council (16/9/2002) in HER files.
  • <10> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR SS 9248/1/208 (SF1459) (1 March 1979).
  • <11> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/106G/UK/1655 4010-4011 (11 July 1946).
  • <12>XY Archive: Dickson, A.. 2007. Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 94 NW. MD000133. [Mapped feature: #34071 ]
  • <13> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 36806, Extant 11 May 2022.
  • <14> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1123254, Extant 11 May 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9249 4791 (8m by 9m)
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish MINEHEAD WITHOUT, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW109
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW15
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA167597
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1123254
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 36806
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33810

Record last edited

May 11 2022 10:55AM

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