MSO8344 - Leather Barrow (Monument)
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(SS 9890 3553) Leather Barrow (NR).  Leather Barrow - probably so named because of its steepness.  Luxborough No 4, a bowl barrow 30 paces in diameter and 10 feet high.  This is a large well preserved bowl barrow 3.1 metres high. Surveyed at 1/2500.  Shown as Leather Barrow on Ordnace Survey 1 inch First Edition , but possibly called Withel Barrows in chase records of 1804.  Leather barrow comprises a very well defined circular mound 23 metres in diameter and 3.3 metres high. Its surface has been disturbed by animal scrapes in the past, and the base of the barrow is very well defined presumably due to modern ploughing around it. All of these damaging activities have now ceased, and the barrow stands within a small triangular fenced enclosure.  The remains of the Bronze Age round barrow was seen as an earthwork and mapped from aerial photographs. The barrow lies within the remains of a possible post Medieval field system and is located at the junction of three of the boundary banks of the field system, probably using the barrow as a point of alignment during the construction of the banks. [7-8] Scheduled on 12 November 2003.  The Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment of 2009 gave the site a survival score of 8.  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. 
- <1> SEM7220 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
- <2> SSO1778 Monograph: Page, J.L.W.. 1890. An Exploration of Exmoor and the Hill Country of West Somerset: With Notes on its Archaeology. P. 213.
- <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. 17, 35.
- <4> SMO7316 Unpublished document: PALMER, JP. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 25 August 1965.
- <5> SSO880 Monograph: Collyns, C.P. 1902. The Chase of the Wild Red Deer. P. 235.
- <6> SMO7329 Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 7 July 1998.
- <7> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/CPE/UK/1980/3333-6 (11 April 1947).
- <8> SMO6673 Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS93NE.
- <9> SSO1142 Unpublished document: English Heritage. 24/11/2003. English Heritage to Somerset County Council.
- <10> SSO708 Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. 9835.
- <11> SSO262 Aerial photograph: September 19. HSL.UK.71-177 Run 99. 8810.
- <12> SSO1423 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1809. 1 Inch Ordnance Surveyors draft map. 1:63,360.
- <13> SEM7402 Report: Bray, L.S.. 2010. Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment 2009, Exmoor National Park.
- <14> SEM8278 Report: Gent, T. and Manning, P.. 2015. Exmoor National Park Scheduled Monument Condition Survey 2015.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 9890 3553 (32m by 32m)|
|Civil Parish||LUXBOROUGH, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
|Civil Parish||TREBOROUGH, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=36615 (Original Monarch entry: 36615)
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO198
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11635
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7447
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE8
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36615
- Somerset SMR PRN: 34136
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Apr 27 2020 2:45PM
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