MSO6864 - Mound at Elsworthy (Monument)

Summary

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 Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1981.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 Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigators Comments.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.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8017 4111 (6m by 6m)
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

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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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