MSO8532 - Two Bronze Age barrows southeast of Wambarrows (Monument)

Summary

Two probable Bronze Age barrows, one measuring 8.5 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres high, the other measuring 4 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high.

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SS 8785 3421. Winsford 4. A bowl barrow 8 paces diameter and 1.5 feet high with a slight hollow in centre. [1] This is a truncated bowl barrow 0.6 metres high situated at SS 8784 3420. [2,11,12] (SS 8784 3420) Tumulus (NR) [3] SS 878 341 (see location plan). Two low heather covered barrows approximately 12 yards diameter by 1 yard high. Scheduled. (Only one barrow at this location listed by [1]). [4] At SS 8784 3420 is a heather, grass and moss covered circular, earthen mound, presumably a barrow, 8.5 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres high. A rectangular depression measuring 2.6 by 2.9 metres and 0.3 metres deep has been dug into its summit. Some 12 metres northwest of this feature is a second earthen mound measuring 4 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high. [5,6] Heather covered and in good condition. There is a smaller second barrow 6 paces to the west on a direct line with the trig pillar, circa 0.4 metres high and 4 paces in diameter. [7] Two small but distinct mounds close together in total 10 metres across and 0.8 metres high. Grass and heather covered, no apparent disturbance. [8] Scheduling revised with new national number (was Somerset 506) on 24 February 2004. [9] Roughly circular area - slight mound with projecting stones and boulders. Possibly a robbed out barrow. 20 foot circle with central block of stone. [10] The Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment of 2009 gave the site a survival score of 3. [13] The site was surveyed in March 2015 as part of the 2015 Exmoor Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment. It was given a survival score of 7. [14]

Sources/Archives (14)

  • <1> Article in serial: Grinsell, L V. 1969. Somerset Barrows: part 1. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 113. P. 42.
  • <2> Unpublished document: PITCHER, GHP. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 19 August 1965.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1978. 1:10,000 Map, 1978. 1:10,000.
  • <4> Index: Scheduled Monument Notification . DOE (IAM) Record Form, 28 February 1979.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 12 March 1997.
  • <6> Survey: RCHME. 1997. Exmoor survey. NMR site SS 83 SE 3.
  • <7> Unassigned: SMR file 34223.
  • <8> Report: Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission. Field Monument Warden Report.
  • <9> Unpublished document: English Heritage. 4/3/2004. English Heritage to Somerset County Council.
  • <10> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. M Aston, Somerset County Council, 7 January 1977.
  • <11> Photograph: BARROWS AT WINSFORD FROM SOUTH WEST. OS65/F184/3. B/W. MICROFILM.
  • <12> Photograph: BARROWS AT WINSFORD FROM SOUTH WEST. OS65/F184/4. B/W. MICROFILM.
  • <13> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2010. Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment 2009, Exmoor National Park.
  • <14> Report: Gent, T. and Manning, P.. 2015. Exmoor National Park Scheduled Monument Condition Survey 2015.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SS 878 342 (31m by 24m)
Map sheet SS83SE
Civil Parish WINSFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11665
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11669
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SE3
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 35768
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34223
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34227

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Apr 6 2019 9:04AM

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