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Black Hill Barrows

Round Barrow(s)


Details of barrows on Pastscape

[ST 1473 3836 and ST 1475 3836] TUMULI [G.T.] Two (Grinsells' Holford No. 8 and No. 10) bowl barrows; the western is 0.9 m high and the other 1.6 m high.
Between them, at ST 1473 3836, is a small mound 0.6 m high, which may be a very small barrow. Listed as a bowl barrow (Holford No. 9) by Grinsell.
See G.Ps AO/65/118/4 & 5. Published 1/2500 survey revised. (2-3)
Two Bronze Age bowl barrows and a possible third on Black Hill. The dimentions are 13 metres, 5 metres and 12 metres in daiameter and 1.5 metres, 0.5 metres and 1.3 metres in height. Scheduled. (4) One of the possible Bronze Age barrows described above is visible on aerial photographs. It is centred at ST 1473 3836 and can be seen as a mound with a diameter of 14m. Thick gorse and heather obscure the other barrows. A triple barrow forms part of the Black Hill linear barrow cemetery. The site lies on the northern side of Stert Combe, overlooking Higher Hare Knap, at ST 1473 3836. The site comprises the earthwork remains of three barrows: two large barrows with a small barrow in between. The east mound is 14m in diameter and 1.5m high. The west mound is slightly smaller, being 11m in diameter and 1.5m high. The southwest side of this mound has been cut by the packhorse way which runs E/W just to the south of the site. The central mound is 6m in diameter and 1m high. Although no encircling ditch can be seen, the close proximity of these three mounds suggests that they may be classified as a triple barrow: the only such site on the Quantock Hills. The site was recorded at a scale of 1:200 as part of the EH survey of the Quantock Hills AONB using differential GPS (6).
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27th December 2014ce

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