MSO7738 - Bronze Age burial cairn on Culbone Hill (Monument)
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[SS 8307 4734] Tumulus (NR)  SS 831 474. Round barrow, Culbone Hill. Scheduled.  Oare 4. A bowl barrow 12 paces across by 3 feet high; a carved stone came from it.  This is a bowl barrow 0.7 metres high. It is situated in a clearing within an extensive wood. 1/2500 survey revised. Correct Ref: SS 8305 4735.  SS 83057 47359 A round cairn visible as a turf covered stoney mound, 10 metres diameter and 0.8 metres high. It is situated in dense coniferous woods at the eastern end of a forestry ride on the summit ridge of Culbone Hill, about 414 metres above Ordnance Datum. The surface of the cairn has shallow hollows in the northeast and southwest quadrants, probably the result of robbing, but otherwise it appears intact.  Round barrow in clearing of old pine plantations. It is approximately 11 metres diameter and 0.9 metres high. No recent disturbance. Scheduled as AM 158b.  Vehicular access along the track means that the edges of the mound are being disturbed. Otherwise in good condition.  In private ownership.  The Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment of 2009 gave the site a survival score of 3.  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.  The cairn is clearly depicted on the 2018 MasterMap data and labelled "tumulus".  This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. 
- <1> SEM7220 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
- <2> SEM7805 Index: Ministry of Works. 1955. List of Ancient Monuments in England and Wales. P. 59 and Map references.
- <3> SMO5467 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. 36.
- <4> SMO7316 Unpublished document: PALMER, JP. Mid 1960s. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 13 July 1965.
- <5> SMO7324 Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 8/11/95.
- <6> SSO1247 Report: Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission. Field Monument Warden Report.
- <7> SMO5308 Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. E Dennison, Somerset County Council, 3 October 1986.
- <8> SSO1 Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records.
- <9> SEM7402 Report: Bray, L.S.. 2010. Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment 2009, Exmoor National Park.
- <10> SEM8278 Report: Gent, T. and Manning, P.. 2015. Exmoor National Park Scheduled Monument Condition Survey 2015. Archaedia.
- <11>XY SEM8545 Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #46123 ]
- <12> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 35893, Extant 22 February 2022.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8305 4736 (15m by 12m)|
|Civil Parish||OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=35893 (Original Monarch entry: 35893)
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11473
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW6
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 35893
- Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33850
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Feb 22 2022 10:36AM
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