MSO7662 - Bronze Age burial cairn at Selworthy Beacon (Monument)

Summary

Minehead Without 10 (occasionally mislabelled 8). A Bronze Age burial cairn, part of a group east of Selworthy Beacon, is visible as a mound measuring 9 metres in diameter and 0.8 metres high, with a small central depression.

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Full Description

Minehead Without 10. SS 9260 4783 (L). Bowl barrow 17 paces diameter and 1 ft high with slight hollow in centre. Visited by Grinsell 11 September 1959. [1] L SS 9260 4783 (labelled 8). This is a truncated bowl barrow. Surveyed at 1:2500. [2] In reasonably good condition with a hollowed centre and covered with heather, bracken and gorse. [3] A flattish mound 0.45 metres high and 9 metres in diameter. No apparent disturbance. [4] Wrongly identified by the Ordnance survey Archaeolgical Division and D Thackray as Grinsell's Minehead Without 8. [5] A Bronze Age burial cairn, part of a group east of Selworthy Beacon, was recorded as part of the RCHME Exmoor project. It was surveyed using differential GPS and lies at SS 92596 47831. The cairn comprises a gorse and heather covered mound, 9 metres in diameter and 0.8 metres high, with a small central depression. [6] The cairn is depicted on the Ordnance Survey 1st edition 25 inch map. [7] Scheduling revised with new national number (was Somerset 345) on 3 September 2002. [8] SS 925 479. Group of Cairns East of Selworthy Beacon. Scheduled. [10] Of the group of 11 cairns on the ridge of Selworthy Beacon, 2 or 3 were open in 1807 by Richard Fenton. Only charcoal was recovered. [11] The cairn is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs, cemyred at SS 9259 4783 and is described as in source [6]. [12-13] The Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment of 2009 gave the site a survival score of 3. [14] The site was surveyed in June 2015 as part of the 2015 Exmoor Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment. It was given a survival score of 3. [15] The site is depicted and labelled "Tumulus" on 2020 MasterMap data. [16] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [17,18]

Sources/Archives (18)

  • <1> Article in serial: Grinsell, L.V.. 1969. Somerset Barrows. Part I: West and South. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 113. P. 7, 36.
  • <2> Unpublished document: PALMER, JP. Mid 1960s. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, F1, 22 July 1965.
  • <3> Unassigned: July 1976. NT Ancient Monuments Record.
  • <4> Report: Various. Various. Field Monument Warden Report. Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. E Dennison, Somerset County Council, 6 April 1984.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1998.
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889, Somerset 34(3).
  • <8> Unpublished document: English Heritage. 16/9/2002. English Heritage to Somerset County Council (16/9/2002) in HER files.
  • <9> Article in serial: Osborn, B.. 1983. Parish surveys in Somerset five: Minehead Without. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 5. P. 20.
  • <10> Index: Department of the Environment (IAM). 1978. List of Ancient Monuments of England and Wales 1978.
  • <11> Monograph: Barrister, A.. 1811. A Tour in Quest of Geneology, through several parts of Wales, Somersetshire, and Wiltshire. Sherwood, Neely and Jones. P. 131.
  • <12> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR SS 9247/1 (AP 1067/1) (29 May 1974).
  • <13> Archive: Dickson, A.. 2007. Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 94 NW. MD000133.
  • <14> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2010. Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment 2009, Exmoor National Park.
  • <15> Report: Gent, T. and Manning, P.. 2015. Exmoor National Park Scheduled Monument Condition Survey 2015. Archaedia.
  • <16>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #46813 ]
  • <17> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 36806, Extant 11 May 2022.
  • <18> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1123264, Extant 11 May 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 92601 47832 (11m by 12m)
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish MINEHEAD WITHOUT, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO776
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11438
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7578
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW111
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW15
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1123264
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 36806
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33812

Record last edited

May 11 2022 9:07AM

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