MSO7705 - Bronze Age bowl barrow at Ralegh's Cross (Monument)

Summary

A Bronze Age bowl barrow is visible as a slight earthwork.

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Full Description

Nettlecombe No. 1, ST 0415 3457, a bowl barrow 32 paces diameter and 5 feet high. Found by R. R. Clarke in 1937. [1] This large mound at ST 0414 3454, is 1.3 metres high. It is probably a bowl barrow but it could be a small natural knoll as occurs in this locality. See authority 9. Surveyed at 1/2500. [2] Very definitely a barrow, which has been ploughed in the past. It is approximately 40 metres in diameter, 1.5 metres high and very spread. There is slight traces of a ditch on the north and west sides. [4] (ST 0414 3454) Tumulus (NR). [4] Barrow scheduled on 6 December 2002. [5] In private ownership.[6] The Bronze Age bowl barrow described by the previous authorities was seen as a slight earthwork and mapped from aerial photographs. [7-8] The Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment of 2009 gave the site a survival score of 0. [10] The site was surveyed in June 2015 as part of the 2015 Exmoor Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment. It was given a survival score of 0. [11]

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <1> Article in serial: Grinsell, L V. 1969. Somerset Barrows: part 1. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 113. P. 36.
  • <2> Unpublished document: PALMER, JP. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 4 August 1965.
  • <3> Unassigned: Burrow, I. 20.05.85. Somerset County Council.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1977. 1:10,000 ST03SW.
  • <5> Unpublished document: English Heritage. 14/1/2003. English Heritage to Somerset County Council.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records.
  • <7> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1944 3140-3141 (23 January 1947).
  • <8> Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, ST 03 SW.
  • <9> Photograph: POSSIBLE BAROW AT NETTLECOMBE FROM SOUTH EAST. OS65/F182/1. B/W. MICROFILM.
  • <10> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2010. Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment 2009, Exmoor National Park.
  • <11> Report: Gent, T. and Manning, P.. 2015. Exmoor National Park Scheduled Monument Condition Survey 2015.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ST 0414 3454 (48m by 48m)
Map sheet ST03SW
Civil Parish NETTLECOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO248
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11458
  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 SW13
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 188469
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33832

Record last edited

Jan 26 2016 11:32AM

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