MSO7753 - Bronze Age round barrow on South Common (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
At SS 8048 4409 is a ditched bowl barrow (Grinsell's Oare No 7) with a hollow in the centre. It is 10 paces across by 3.5 feet high. Perhaps the 'Clannacombe Burrows' of Day and Masters map. (On Day and Masters map Clannacombe Burrows are clearly shown in Long Combe valley - see MSO7733). [1,2,3] At SS 8053 4404 is a bowl barrow 1.0 metre high. A slight ditch visible on its east side has been overlaid on the west by material that appears to have been excavated from the centre. (See GPs AO/65/175/1 & 2) Surveyed at 1:2500. [4,5,6] (SS 80524404) Tumulus (NR)  Centred at SS 8053 4404 is a prehistoric round barrow. It consists of a very prominent, turf covered, stony mound 8.7 metres in diameter and 1.1 metres high. A central rectangular pit 0.4 metres deep has been dug into the summit. Around the northeast side of the barrow is a ditch like hollowing which may be an original feature, or may equally be later. The barrow lies in an area of surface disturbance caused by military activity during World War Two. [8,9] 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> SEM7674 Article in serial: Grinsell, L.V.. 1969. Somerset Barrows, Part 1: West and South. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Nat. 113. 17, 37.
- <2> SSO1210 Map: Greenwood. 1822. County map of Somerset. Somerset Maps: Day & Masters 1782, Greenwood 1822. Volume 76 (1981).
- <3> SSO899 Map: Day and Masters. 1782. County map of Somerset.
- <5> SMO1490 Photograph: DITCHED BOWL BARROW AT OARE FROM NORTH EAST. OS65/F175/2. B/W. MICROFILM.
- <6> SMO1491 Photograph: DITCHED BOWL BARROW AT OARE FROM NORTH EAST. OS65/F175/1. B/W. MICROFILM.
- <6> SMO5103 Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigators Comments. GH Pitcher, 7 July 1965.
- <7> SMO5112 Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . 1:10000 1978.
- <8>XY SMO7329 Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 14 December 1995. [Mapped feature: #47324 ]
- <9> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF NMR: 348 (13 May 1946).
- <10> SMO5658 Report: Quinnell, N.V. and Dunn, C.J.. 1992. Lithic monuments within the Exmoor National Park: A new survey for management purposes by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England.. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England.
- <11> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 36258, Extant 22 June 2021.
|Grid reference||SS 8053 4404 (point)|
|Civil Parish||OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=36258 (Original Monarch entry: 36258)
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11482
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW20
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 36258
- Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33859
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Jun 22 2021 4:30PM
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