MSO11437 - Post-medieval or modern excavation spoil heap west of burial cairn (Monument)

Summary

A pile of spoil from the excavation of the adjacent barrow (MSO7660).

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Type and Period (2)

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Full Description

'J' SS 92524791. Minehead Without 8b. Mound 2 ft high. Very large hollow in the centre. Uncertain as to whether it is a barrow or a spoil heap, with material being taken from MSO7660 (Minehead Without 8). [1] 6 at 'J' SS 9251 4790 is a rectangular mound and is almost centainly material taken from the centre of 5 [MW8, MSO7660]. [2] Completely covered by young gorse and heather. Stones have been uncovered in one place. [3] Mound 0.75 metres high and 15 metres diameter with large hollow in centre. [4] Wrongly identified as Grinsell's Minehead Without 6 by Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division [2] and D Thackray [3]. [5] A spoil heap from the excavation of MSO7660, piled up on its eastern side in the form of a mound. [8] Scheduling revised with new national number (was Somerset 345) on 3 September 2002. [9] The mound is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs at SS 9251 4791 and measures 7 metres long by 5 metres wide. [10-12]

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> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1965. SS94NW. 15.
  • <3> Unassigned: July 1976. NT Ancient Monuments Record. 115489 / MNA167597.
  • <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, 6 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 Unpublished document: Riley, H..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 Unpublished document: English Heritage. 16/9/2002.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: #34072 ]
  • <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 9251 4791 (10m by 9m)
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish MINEHEAD WITHOUT, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (2)

External Links (2)

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: 33811

Record last edited

May 11 2022 11:05AM

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