MSO9091 - Late prehistoric burial cairn near Bat's Castle (Monument)

Summary

A cairn containing a grave with a human skeleton was found in the vicinity of Bat's Castle some years before 1840. It may refer to one of three cairns shown on Croyden Hill on historic mapping, or be sited at Bat's Castle in Dunster Park.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An ancient cairn containing a grave with a human skeleton was found hereabouts (hereabouts Bats Castle) some years before 1840 [1]. (Dixon identifies the location of this cairn with the Iron Age hillfort Bat's Castle, MSO9082, at SS 9881 4213, although there is another Bat's Castle in Dunster parish, at which there is a possible cairn - see MSO10866 at SS 9717 4016.) [2] There are three cairns depicted on the Ordnance Survey 1st edition 25 inch mapping of the area [3]called Bat's Castle on Croyden Hill and this may refer to any of these, or to the Iron Age hillfort with the same name. These sites are recorded under MSO10028, MSO10030 and MSO10031. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1>XY Monograph: Bragg, W.. 1840. A general directory for the County of Somerset. William Bragg. [Mapped features: #46439 Bat's Castle, Dunster Park, ; #46440 Bat's Castle, Croydon Hill, ]
  • <2> Article in serial: Dixon, J.. 1980. Somerset Parish Survey 3: Carhampton. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 15.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1998.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 98 41 (1610m by 1983m)
Map sheet SS94SE
Civil Parish CARHAMPTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (1)

Related Monuments/Buildings (5)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE41
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36944

Record last edited

Mar 9 2020 11:02AM

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