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Staddon Hill Barrows

Round Barrow(s)

Nearest Town:Minehead (13km NNE)
OS Ref (GB):   SS88403715 / Sheet: 181
Latitude:51° 7' 19.85" N
Longitude:   3° 35' 41.36" W

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Details of barrows on Pastscape

[A] SS 88383718. A round barrow 18 paces diameter and 3ft high.[B] SS 88403716. Round barrow 11 paces diameter, 1.5ft high. (1)
Two barrows first reported by Leslie Grinsell in 1967 (see source 1 above). The sites do not appear to have been published in his `Somerset Barrows' of 1969. (2)The two barrows are centred at SS 8840 3715 on the saddle of Staddon Hill. They lie in improved pasture fields and are no more than 20 m apart (centre to centre).SS 88392 37160 (`A' on OS 1:10,000 record map). A prominent, dome-like, circular, earthen mound 16.5 m in diameter and 0.7 m high. SS 88407 37146 (`B' on OS 1:10,000 record map). A circular earthen mound 10.8 m in diameter and 0.4 m high. Surveyed at 1:2500 scale, 16th September 1997. (3)
Two Bronze Age round barrows can be seen on aerial photographs as low earthworks on Staddon Hill. The larger, westernmost of the two, is clearly visible on aerial photographs as a mound circa 16 metres in diameter centred on circa SS 88383716. The second, smaller earthwork, discernible only as a very subtle feature circa 10 metres in diameter, at circa SS 88403714. The earthworks have probably been significantly denuded by post-medieval agricultural improvements, visible immediately to the east as narrow ridge and furrow. (4)
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18th December 2014ce