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Somerset Historic Environment Record

23497

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 6659 4063 (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:

Mound 36ft diameter and 3ft high (T401). Flat topped with signs of old disturbance in the centre. Doubtful whether it is a tumulus. {1}

Barrow 11 paces diameter and 2.5ft high (Evercreech 10). Probably Skinners no 3. {2}

Opened by Skinner - primary cremation at a depth of 3ft without any urn. {4}

Mound 8m diameter and 1m high with evidence of old excavation pit. Good grass cover. {5}

May have been one of the barrows excavated by Gray (see PRN 30236). Scheduled as AM 257k. Contained within hillfort (PRN 23483) and cemetery (PRN 23502). {8}

References:

1 Mention - University of Bristol Spelaeological Society, Tratman's barrow catalogue. Record ID: T401
2 Mention - Grinsell, LV. Somerset barrows, part 2: North and East. Somerset Archaeology and Natural History  115 (1971), Supplement (page 106)
3 Historical reference - Skinner, J [Rev John] Journals and Diaries.  (1788-1832) Available at British Library. Reference: 33698 (folio 73, 77, 79, 83 (17/07/1827))
4 Mention - Grinsell, LV. Somerset barrows, part 2: North and East. Somerset Archaeology and Natural History  115 (1971), Supplement (page 106)
5 Detailed records - Algar, D [David]. English Heritage Field Monument Warden (19/7/1985) Location: HER files.
6 Map - Dennison, E Somerset County Council. 1:1250 plan. (May 1985) Drawing HBC 2.21.-1. Location: HER collections.
7 Detailed records - Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division record card. Record ID: ST 64 SE 6 (1966) Location: HER files under PRN 23502.
8 Verbal communication - Dennison, E [Ed]. Somerset County Council, Sites and Monuments Record (13/04/1987). Location: Verbal, electronic or direct entry, no source retained
9 Map - Grinsell, LV. Somerset barrows, part 2: North and East. Somerset Archaeology and Natural History  115 (1971), Supplement (page 81)

Record created in May 1985

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