MSO7696 - Human remains at "Knap-Dane" (Monument)

Summary

Considerable quantities of human bones were dug up in a stone quarry in a field called "Knap-Dane", probably in the 18th Century.

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Protected Status

Full Description

At Nettlecombe (ST 0537) "Some years ago, when the labourers were digging stone for the roads in a field called Knap-Dane, they found several bushels of human bones, which were supposed to have belonged to a party of the Danes, who in the year 918, having landed at Watchet, were miserably handled by the inhabitants of the country". [1] The mapping for this monument requires confirmation. [2] There is a group of three fields centre on ST 0531 3947 which are recorded in the Nettlecombe Tithe Map and Apportionment Book with 'Nap Dean' in their name: fields 62a, 62 and 63 are recorded as being 'Part of Nap Dean' all were arable at the time and are a good contender for the location of this site. [3] There is no obvious quarry here but one nearby at ST 0544 3946 recorded as MEM24354 which could be related. [4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Monograph: Collinson, J.. 1791 (2006). The History and Antiquities of Somerset. Archive CD Books Ltd. 535.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 1 May 2013.
  • <3>XY Map: 1839. Nettlecombe Tithe Map and Apportionment. fields 62a, 62, 63. [Mapped feature: #46782 ]
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Shirley Blaylock, 29 October 2020.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 188349, Extant 26 May 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference ST 0531 3947 (point)
Map sheet ST03NE
Civil Parish NETTLECOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NE19
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 188349

Record last edited

May 26 2022 2:21PM

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