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Somerset Historic Environment Record

34187

Site Name: Barrow, Battle Gore, Williton
SCHEDULED MONUMENT: Round barrow cemetery at Battle Gore immediately west of North Road [No:33704]
Civil Parish: Williton
Part of:
PRN 35378Battlegore barrow cemetery, north of Williton
Comprises:
PRN 32209Geophysical survey (2009-10), W of Williton
Grid Ref: ST 0748 4139 (ST 04 SE)
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Image: Image of HER 34187 - Photo by Somerset County Council (1995)
  HER 34187 - Photo by Somerset County Council (1995)

Public access:

The public accessibility of this site is unknown or has not been checked. Please ask locally and do not visit without permission. [Information last updated on 21 May 2003]

Details:

One of a group of three round barrows (PRNs 34185 34186 34187) and probable long barrow (PRN 34188) in cemetery PRN 35378. {1}

Barrow 43 paces diameter and 4ft high (Williton 3). {2}

Crossed by an E-W hedge and destroyed N of the hedge. {3}

Also known as "Grabbarrows" - grave barrows. {4}

Mound rising to 1.75m and about 27m across. Was at one time crossed by a field boundary. Scheduled as AM 366b. {5}

In excellent condition in an area exluded from ploughing covered in grass which is regularly mown. {12}

References:

1 Verbal communication - Dennison, E (Ed). Somerset County Council, Sites and Monuments Record (May 1985). Location: Verbal, electronic or direct entry, no source retained
2 Mention - Grinsell, LV. Somerset barrows, part 1: West and South. Somerset Archaeology and Natural History  113 (1969), Supplement (page 41)
3 Detailed records - Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division record card. Record ID: ST 04 SE 21 (1965) Location: HER files under PRN 34185. HER digital source: 2045.
4 Mention - Grinsell, LV. Somerset barrows, part 1: West and South. Somerset Archaeology and Natural History  113 (1969), Supplement (page 17)
5 Detailed records - Various. Department of the Environment and English Heritage (1980s) Location: HER collections.
6 Mention - Hearne, T. Peter Langtoft's Chronicle.  (1725), 466-72.
7 Mention - Page, JLW. An Exploration of Exmoor.  (1890), 69-70.
8 Mention - Gray, H St G. Battlegore, Williton. Somerset Archaeology and Natural History  77 (1931), 7-36 (page 7-36). Copy available in SANHS library at Somerset Heritage Centre.
9 Aerial photographs - 3.39.195-196. (July 1979) Location: Historic Environment Service slide collection at Somerset Heritage Centre.
10 Aerial photographs - DAP YR15-21. (1995) Location: HER digital information, prints in archive at Somerset Heritage Centre.
11 Aerial photographs - DAP ABS 13-14. (22/7/1997) Location: HER digital information, prints in archive at Somerset Heritage Centre.
12 Detailed records - Graham, A [Alan]. English Heritage Field Monument Warden (22/4/1998) Location: HER files under PRN 34186.

Record created in May 1984

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