MSO11477 - Bronze Age round cairn on Stent Hill (Monument)
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SS 8379 4737. Tumuli.  Oare 8. At SS 8380 4738 is a bowl barrow 8 paces across by 2 feet high.  Small barrow 0.7 metres high.  Marked "tumulus" on OS 1:10,000 map.  SS 8380 4739. One of two round cairns situated at about 370 metres above Ordnance Datum, in heather moorland between two coniferous plantations on a gentle northeast facing slope on Stent Hill. SS 83780 47386. A well prserved cairn visible as a heather covered stony mound about 7.2 metres in diameter and 0.8 metres maximum height. Probing revealed a content of consoildated small stones and a small erosion in the northeast also exposes the stone content. A large earthfast stone, about 0.5 metres by 0.4 metres and 0.1 metres thick laid some 2 metres outside the southwestern perimeter may have come from the cairn. It may be a displaced kerb stone thought no others are evident. [5,6] The feature is marked as a "Tumuli" on the 2021 MasterMap data. 
- <1> SEM7220 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
- <2> SSO1223 Article in serial: Grinsell, L V. 1969. Somerset Barrows: part 1. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 113. 37.
- <3> SMO7316 Unpublished document: PALMER, JP. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 13 July 1965.
- <4> SSO1443 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1975. 1:10,000 SS84NW.
- <5> SEM7412 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1972. 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. SS 8347.
- <6> SMO7324 Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 22 November 1995.
- <7>XY SEM340794 Map: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #34217 ]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8378 4738 (12m by 12m)|
|Civil Parish||OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7741
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW9
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 35902
- Somerset SMR PRN: 33854
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Jan 26 2021 1:55PM
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