MSO9084 - Roman finds in Dunster Park (Find Spot)

Summary

In about 1863, some small copper coins of Constantine were found concealed under a stone in a gully in Dunster Park.

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In about 1863, some small copper coins of Constantine were found concealed under a stone in a gully in Dunster Park, near the old Carhampton road. They are now in the possession of Mr Luttrell. [1,2] These coins are no longer in the possession of the Luttrell's of Dunster Castle and they seem to have been lost. The old Carhampton road referred to probably crossed Dunster Park from Carhampton Gate, SS99864270, to Park Gate, SS98974309. [3] Additional bibliography. [4-6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Monograph: Page, W. (editor). 1906. The Victoria History of the County of Somerset. Archibald Constable and Company, Limited (London). 1. P.362.
  • <2> Monograph: Page, J.L.W.. 1890. An Exploration of Exmoor and the Hill Country of West Somerset: With Notes on its Archaeology. P.201.
  • <3> Unpublished document: PITCHER, GHP. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 2 September 1965.
  • <4> Article in serial: Seaby, W.A.. 1952. Notes on Roman Coins from West Somerset. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 97. P.191.
  • <5> Article in serial: Maxwell Lyte, H.C.. 1880. Dunster and its Lords. Archaeological Journal. 37. Parts 1 to 4, pp57-93, 155-179, 271-293, 395-405. p57.
  • <6> Article in serial: Dixon, J.. 1980. Somerset Parish Survey 3: Carhampton. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. p21.

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Location

Grid reference SS 99 42 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS94SE
Civil Parish CARHAMPTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12022
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE19
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36902
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34826

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Mar 3 2020 3:30PM

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