MSO7749 - Bronze Age burial cairn on Mill Hill (Monument)
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- None recorded
SS 82764568. Oare 5. Cairn 8 paces diameter and 2 feet high, found by Grinsell 25th April 1962 on recently swaled heath.  SS 8276 4567. A cairn, visible as a small heather-covered stony mound, 6m in diameter and 0.5m maximum height, situated about 385 metres above OD on the top of a flat saddle ridge. There is a small tussocky mound near its centre but otherwise it appears intact. Its solid appearance and prominent isolated position on the ridge suggest that it is almost certainly a prehistoric burial cairn (position fixed at 1:10000 by compass, to be confirmed by GPS survey).  A small cairn lies in a saddle of land close to the summit of Mill Hill at SS 8277 4568. The cairn comprises a rather spread, circular mound, some 6 metres in diameter and 0.75 metres high. The mound is turf and heather covered and has a high stone content. The mound appears to be a small prehistoric burial cairn: its location and size support this. The cairn was recorded using differential GPS as part of an English Heritage survey of Mill Hill for the ENPA. [3,4]
- <1> SEM7674 Article in serial: Grinsell, L.V.. 1969. Somerset Barrows, Part 1: West and South. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Nat. 113. 36.
- <2> SMO7324 Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 9 November 1995.
- <3> SEM6889 Report: Riley, H.. 2003. Mill Hill, Oare, Somerset.
- <4>XY SMO7322 Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. English Heritage Field Investigation, 2003. [Mapped feature: #46937 ]
|Grid reference||SS 8277 4568 (point)|
|Civil Parish||OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=35928 (Original Monarch entry: 35928)
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7749
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NW21
- National Park
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 35928
- Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33878
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Jan 26 2021 10:43AM
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