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Somerset Historic Environment Record

23492

Site Name: Barrow, Small Down Camp, Evercreech
SCHEDULED MONUMENT: Small Down Knoll camp [No:257]
Civil Parish: Evercreech
Part of:
PRN 23502Barrow cemetery, Small Down Hillfort, Evercreech
Grid Ref: ST 6653 4061 (ST 64 SE)
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Public access:

As far as we are aware this site is open to the public at certain times. (Open Access Land, expires 30/09/06). [Information last updated on 14 May 2003]

Details:

Barrow 9 paces diameter and 2ft high from N and 4ft high from S (Evercreech 5). Probably Skinners No 8. Opened by him. Primary cremation with no urn. Flint flakes and "ruts which have holes in them" perhaps made by mice. Probably also opened by H. St. G Gray without result (his IX). {1}

Mound 7m diameter and 1.5m high. {3}

Scheduled as AM 257f. Contained within hillfort (PRN 23483) and cemetery (PRN 23502). {7}

Probably Gray's No IX and partially excavated by him. It was only dug to 1.4ft deep and then work was abandoned having found only signs of disturbance. {8}

References:

1 Mention - Grinsell, LV. Somerset barrows, part 2: North and East. Somerset Archaeology and Natural History  115 (1971), Supplement (page 106)
2 Historical reference - Skinner, J [Rev John] Journals and Diaries.  (1788-1832) Available at British Library Reference: 33698
3 Detailed records - Algar, D [David]. English Heritage Field Monument Warden (19/7/1985) Location: HER files.
4 Measured plan - Grinsell, LV. Somerset barrows, part 2: North and East. Somerset Archaeology and Natural History  115 (1971), Supplement (page 81)
5 Map - Dennison, E Somerset County Council. 1:1250 plan. (May 1985) Drawing HBC 2.21.-1. Location: HER collections.
6 Detailed records - Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division record card. Record ID: ST 64 SE 6 (1966) Location: HER files under PRN 23502.
7 Verbal communication - Dennison, E [Ed]. Somerset County Council, Sites and Monuments Record (13/04/1987). Location: Verbal, electronic or direct entry, no source retained
8 Detailed records - Gray, H St G. Excavations at Small Down Camp near Evercreech, 1904. Somerset Archaeology and Natural History  50:2 (1904), 32-49. Copy available in SANHS library at Somerset Heritage Centre.

Record created in May 1985

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