MSO6864 - Mound at Elsworthy (Monument)


An amorphous mound of peat and stones has been interpreted as a Bronze Age barrow, but is unlikely to be so.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

There is a bowl barrow at SS 80184115, (Grinsells Exmoor No 5a); it is 8 paces across and one foot high. (1) This feature is at SS 80174112. It is an amorphous mound of peat and stones and appears most unlikely to be a barrow. (2) Exmoor 5a. Possible bowl barrow, details as Authy 1. Found by Grinsell 24th April 1962 on swaled heath, but listed as 'doubtful or rejected'. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1981. Worksheet in Devon HER. W Somer Barrows Mss (L V Grinsell).
  • <2> Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigators Comments. F1 GHP 08-JUL-65.
  • <3> Article in serial: Grinsell, L.V.. 1969. Somerset Barrows. Part I: West and South. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 113.



Grid reference Centred SS 8017 4111 (6m by 6m)
Map sheet SS84SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW23
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36267
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33056

Record last edited

Nov 18 2010 3:59PM


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