Priddy Circle and Barrow Cemetery 400m North of Castle of Comfort Inn


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Bowl Barrow
Bronze Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Somerset County Council

District Council

Mendip District Council



Parliamentary Constituency


Grid Reference

SJ542542 (354193, 153541)

WGS84 Coordinates

51.2787, -2.65681

Nearest Postcode

BS40 6DF

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A group of possible Bronze Age round barrows associated with one of the so-called Priddy Circles (ST 55 SW 4 and child records). A total of five possible barrows - four within Priddy Circle 4 (ST 55 SW 127) and one just outside its projected western side - are included within the scheduled monument description for the enclosure, although Ordnance Survey field investigation in 1966 was only able to identify 3 mounds in total (measuring between 0.3 and 0.7 metres high). 3 mounds are said to have been dug into in 1832, with ashes reportedly being found. Like the Priddy Circles themselves, dating evidence is lacking. Interpretation as round barrows and dating to the Bronze Age is based on surviving morphology and analogy with other such monuments.

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