MSO11484 - Middle Bronze Age barrow at Outer Alcott (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
One of 3 circular mounds on Outer Alcott, 5 paces diameter and 1.5 feet high with a hollow in the centre.  Oare 11, SS 8227 4477. 0.3 to 0.4 metres high, composed of peat and stones and probably a small bowl barrow. (See G.Ps. AO/65/175/5-8) Surveyed at 1/2500 [2,3] Plotted at SS 8231 4480 on OS 1:10,000 map rather than at SS 8227 4477 given by OSAD and Grinsell.  A group of three prehistoric barrows centred at SS 8230 4488. All have been disturbed, probably as a result of World War Two activity in the area. There is a discrepancy between the locations of the barrows on the published Ordnance Survey 1:2500 map and the National Grid References (NGRs) given by [2,3]. The published locations are accepted here (with [2,3]'s NGRs in brackets). Barrow 2 lies on a relatively stone free surface, which has recently been burnt off and is centred at SS 8230 4479 (SS 8227 4477). The central barrow, it is a circular stony mound, 6 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high. It is less well-defined than MSO11485 but there is an abundance of surface stone, some pieces in excess of 0.5 metres long. A central, well-defined pit, 2 metres square and 0.3 metres deep, is probably associated with World War Two military activity in the area.  This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project.  Depicted and labelled as a Tumulus on the 2021 MasterMap data. 
- <1> SEM7674 Article in serial: Grinsell, L.V.. 1969. Somerset Barrows, Part 1: West and South. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Nat. 113. 37.
- <2> SSO1721 Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1965. SS84SW. 26.
- <3> SMO5103 Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigators Comments. GH Pitcher, 8 July 1965.
- <4> SSO986 Verbal communication: Dennison, E.. 17.04.84. Somerset County Council staff comments.
- <5> SMO7329 Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 11 December 1995.
- <6> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 36278, Extant 12 July 2021.
- <7>XY SEM340794 Map: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #47370 ]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8230 4479 (12m by 11m)|
|Civil Parish||OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
Related Monuments/Buildings (2)
Related Events/Activities (2)
External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=36278 (Original Monarch entry: 36278)
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7754
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW26
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 36278
- Somerset SMR PRN: 33861
Record last edited
Jul 12 2021 9:58PM
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