MSO11478 - Barrow, Stent Hill, Oare (Monument)


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Bowl barrow 10 paces diameter and 2.5 ft high (Oare 9). The NE side has been eroded by a track. [1] Small barrow 0.7 m high. [2] Plotted and marked "tumulus" on OS 1:10,000 map at SS83824740 rather than at SS83804737 or SS83844737 given by Grinsell and OSAD. [3] The SW half of a heather covered stony mound about 7.5m NW-SE by 3.5m and of 0.7m maximum height. There are the remains of a tree stump in the centre. A track cutting through the east side has destroyed any trace of the eastern half. In its present state it is impossible to confirm that this mound is a cairn but based on its situation, its similarity and its proximity to PRN 33854 it is most probably the mutilated remains of a cairn. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Article in serial: Grinsell, L V. 1969. Somerset Barrows: part 1. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 113. 37.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1965. SS84NW. 9.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Dennison, E.. 17.04.84. Somerset County Council staff comments.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1975. 1:10,000 SS84NW.
  • <5> Survey: RCHME. 1998. Exmoor survey. NMR site SS 84 NW 9.



Grid reference Centred SS 83828 47398 (16m by 16m)
Map sheet SS84NW

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  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33855

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Aug 17 2020 12:23PM


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