MSO9205 - Probable clearance heap on Lype Hill (Monument)


An alleged Bronze Age barrow is more likely to be a clearance heap.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Cutcombe No 11 SS 95263697 approx. A bowl barrow 5 paces diameter and 0.5ft high. Other small mounds in vicinity are of uncertain origin and this may be a clearance heap. [1] This small mound, like others in the area, is probably not a barrow. [2] SS 95263697. Cutcombe 11. Doubtful barrow found by Grinsell and Charles Browne, 30 March 1962 on recently swaled heath. ?Clearance heap. [1]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Article in serial: Grinsell, L V. 1969. Somerset barrows, part 1. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 113. 30.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigators Comments. F1 JP 26-AUG-65.



Grid reference SS 9525 3697 (point)
Map sheet SS93NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11164
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE12
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36627
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33494

Record last edited

Feb 7 2013 1:17PM


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