MSO7418 - Bronze Age burial cairn on Tarr Ball Hill (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
- None recorded
The remains of a cairn lie on Tarr Ball Hill at SS 86754 44159. They comprise a low, stony mound, which is now gorse-covered. The mound is roughly circular and measures 11.5 metres north to south and 9.9 metres east to west, and a maximum of 0.2 metres high. Several amorphous hollows in the mound suggest that the cairn has been robbed, probably for the nearby field wall. A more regular depression in the southwest corner may be of military origin.  The mound was (presumably erroneously) included within record MSO7378 in error as part of the National Mapping Project. It was noted to be centred on SS 8675 4416 and either surrounded by or associated with disturbed ground. It was therefore suggested it may possibly be related to peat cutting activity, possibly a peat stand rather than a clearance mound. Nonetheless, it was noted to be similar in diameter to the potential barrow MSO7381, some 200 metres to the northeast. [2-4]
- <1> SMO7322 Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 23 January 1997.
- <2> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106UK/1501 4089-90 (F20) (13 May 1946).
- <3> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106UK/1501 4201-2 (F20) (13 May 1946).
- <4> SMO7568 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SE. MD002185.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 86752 44162 (17m by 17m)|
|Civil Parish||LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (2)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1071760 (Original Monarch entry: 1071760)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=36158 (Original Monarch entry: 36158)
- Exmoor National Park Authority HER number: MSO7378
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10018
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SE102
- National Park
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1071760
- Somerset SMR PRN: 13455
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Mar 4 2020 10:18AM
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