MSO6876 - Post-medieval or modern mound southeast of Beckam Hill Stone Setting (Monument)

Summary

A steep sided mound, 4 metres in diameter and 0.8 metres high, was originally thought to be a Bronze Age barrow but is now believed to be of post-medieval or modern date.

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Full Description

SS 80654236. A small steep sided, round mound was recorded 12.0m S of the stone setting (MSO6862) at Beckham in 1981. It is 4.0 metres in diameter, 0.8 metres high and is covered in rushes. [1,2] Surveyed in 1989 at 1:100 scale. [3] Centred at SS 8063 4237, 16 metres southsoutheast of the stone setting MSO6862, is a mound. It is largely as described by [1], and appears to be post-medieval or modern in date. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Monograph: McDonnell, R.. Notes and Sketch Plans on the: Lithic Monuments within the Exmoor National Park: A New Survey for Management Purposes by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Site visit report, 22 July 1982.
  • <2> Serial: Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 1851-. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. Volume 126 (1982) "Somerset Archaeology 1981", 63 (I Burrow et al).
  • <3> Monograph: Quinnell, N.V. + Dunn, C.J.. 1992. Lithic Monuments within the Exmoor National Park: A New Survey for Management Purposes by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England.. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 46.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 15 December 1995.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8063 4236 (point) (Surveyed)
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10997
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW42
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36301
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33136

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Feb 13 2015 1:55PM

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