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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Full Description

Mound c2ft high (Minehead Without 8b). Very large hollow in the centre. Uncertain as to whether it is a barrow or a spoil heap. Material being taken from MSO7660 (Minehead Without 8). [1] Is a rectangular mound certainly composed of material taken from the centre of the barrow to the west. [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 and D Thackray. [5] A spoil heap from the excavation of MSO7660. [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 (12)

  • <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: Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission. Field Monument Warden Report.
  • <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> Survey: RCHME. 1998. Exmoor survey. NMR site SS 94 NW109.
  • <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 Unpublished document: English Heritage. 16/9/2002.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: Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 94 NW. MD000133. [Mapped feature: #34072 ]

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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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW109
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA167597
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1123254
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33811

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:23PM

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