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Somerset Historic Environment Record

23495

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 6656 4062 (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 14 paces diameter and 3ft high (Evercreech 8). Touches the barrows to the W (PRN 23494) and E (PRN 23496). Probably Skinners No 5. Hollows in top. Opened by Skinner, primary cremation placed on a flat stone, with flint implement (?borer) nearby. {1}

12m diameter and 1.5m high with a flat top showing signs of old excavation. Stones are very near to the surface and exposed in small areas where the turf has been lost. {3}

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

References:

1 Mention - Grinsell, LV. Somerset barrows, part 2: North and East. Somerset Archaeology and Natural History  115 (1971), Supplement (page 105)
2 Historical reference - Skinner, J [Rev John] Journals and Diaries.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 Detailed records - Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division record card. Record ID: ST 64 SE 6 (1966) Location: HER files under PRN 23502.
5 Map - Grinsell, LV. Somerset barrows, part 2: North and East. Somerset Archaeology and Natural History  115 (1971), Supplement (page 81)
6 Map - Dennison, E Somerset County Council. 1:1250 plan. (May 1985) Drawing HBC 2.21.-1. Location: HER collections.
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

Record created in May 1985

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