MSO8855 - Bronze Age barrows at Sminhays Corner (Monument)

Summary

Two Bronze Age bowl barrows visible as earthworks. One is better preserved and has been scheduled; the other (to the northeast) was noted on aerial photographs but is not visible on the ground.

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Full Description

ST 0130 3462. Brompton Regis 3. A bowl barrow 15 paces diameter and 1 foot high. Visited by Grinsell and Charles Browne 30th March 1962. Mound slightly stony. [1] A bowl barrow, 0.5 metres high at ST 0131 3460. See [7,8] - stereo pair. [2] Scheduled on 3 September 2002. [3] [ST 0131 3462] Tumulus (NR). [4] The Bronze Age bowl barrow described by [4] was seen as an earthwork and mapped from aerial photographs. To the northeast are the faint traces of a second bowl barrow, at ST 0133 3464, which measures roughly 10 metres in diameter. [5] A round barrow survives as a low earthen mound in improved pasture. It is circular and measures 14.5 m in diameter and is 0.4 m high. The second barrow observed by [5] cannot be seen on the ground. Field investigation as part of RCHME's East Exmoor Project. [6] The Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment of 2009 gave the original barrow a survival score of 0. [10] The site was surveyed in June 2015 as part of the 2015 Exmoor Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment. The Scheduled barrow was given a survival score of 0. [11]

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <1> Article in serial: Ginsell, L V. 1969. Somerset Barrows, Part 1. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 113. P. 28.
  • <2> Unpublished document: PALMER, JP. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 6 August 1965.
  • <3> Unpublished document: English Heritage. 25/9/2002. English Heritage to Somerset County Council.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1977. 1:10,000 ST03SW.
  • <5> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1944 3145-3146 (23 January 1947).
  • <6> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 12 March 1999.
  • <7> Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, ST 03 SW.
  • <8> Photograph: BARROW AT BROMPTON REGIS FROM SOUTH. OS65/F182/3. B/W. MICROFILM.
  • <9> Photograph: BARROW AT BROMPTON REGIS FROM SOUTH. OS65/F182/4. B/W. MICROFILM.
  • <10> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2010. Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment 2009, Exmoor National Park.
  • <11> Report: Gent, T. and Manning, P.. 2015. Exmoor National Park Scheduled Monument Condition Survey 2015.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ST 0130 3462 (34m by 24m)
Map sheet ST03SW
Civil Parish BROMPTON REGIS, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO250
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11075
  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 SW15
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 188475
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33372

Record last edited

Jan 26 2016 2:13PM

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