MSO9091 - Late prehistoric burial cairn near Bat's Castle (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
An ancient cairn containing a grave with a human skeleton was found hereabouts (hereabouts Bats Castle) some years before 1840 . (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.)  There are three cairns depicted on the Ordnance Survey 1st edition 25 inch mapping of the area 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. 
- <1>XY SEM8807 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> SSO1043 Article in serial: Dixon, J.. 1980. Somerset Parish Survey 3: Carhampton. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 15.
- <3> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
- <4> SMO7322 Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1998.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 98 41 (1610m by 1983m)|
|Civil Parish||CARHAMPTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
Related Monuments/Buildings (5)
- Part of: Bat's Castle, Croyden Hill, Luxborough (Place) (MSO11866)
- Part of: Bat's Castle, in Dunster Park (Monument) (MSO9082)
- Related to: Bronze Age round cairn at Bat's Castle on Croydon Hill (Monument) (MSO10028)
- Related to: Possible undated cairn on Croydon Hill (Monument) (MSO10030)
- Related to: Undated cairn on parish boundary on Croydon Hill (Monument) (MSO10031)
Related Events/Activities (1)
External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=36944 (Pastscape entry: 36944)
- 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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