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Periton Hill Barrows

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Periton Hill Barrows</b>Posted by theloniousImage © thelonious
Nearest Town:Minehead (4km NNE)
OS Ref (GB):   SS948442 / Sheet: 181
Latitude:51° 11' 12.37" N
Longitude:   3° 30' 19.65" W

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<b>Periton Hill Barrows</b>Posted by thelonious


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24/03/2017 - Walk over Periton Hill from Dunster to Minehead. Just north of the trigpoint are two barrows. Little to see but you can just make them out. Go for the walk, which is nice, not the barrows. thelonious Posted by thelonious
26th March 2017ce


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Details of barrows on Pastscape

SS 94844423. Minehead 1.
SS 94874422. Minehead 2.

Two bowl barrows on Periton Hill listed, both 11 paces diameter and 2ft high. Minehead 2 has had the south side impinged upon and destroyed by a trackway. Visited by Grinsell in May 1967 when under heath. "These two barrows seem to be shown on OS 2in MS Map c 1809" (What Grinsell refers to is the 2" drawing of 1802-3, where an ambiguous feature is shown at this location but appears to be on the south side of a trackway. Nothing is shown here on OS 1" first edition 1809. (1) Grinsell's Minehead 1 is clearly visible at SS 9484 4423, 15 m north of the OS triangulation pillar. It comprises a turf-covered mound 0.5 m high and 12 m in diameter. A modern path runs over its south side, and here beside the path a bench has been placed on the barrow. The northern part is currently in dense scrub, comprising silver birch, brambles, gorse and heather. Grinsell's Minehead 2 could not be located. Minehead 1 surveyed at 1:2500 scale, July 1997. (2)
Chance Posted by Chance
18th December 2014ce
Edited 18th December 2014ce