MSO8112 - Tree-ring enclosure, Haddon Hill, Skilgate
|Name:||Tree-ring enclosure, Haddon Hill, Skilgate|
|Type of Record:||Monument|
|Grid Reference:||SS 9708 2847|
|Parish:||SKILGATE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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A post-medieval circular tree-ring enclosure on Haddon Hill, 33.6m in overall diameter, with a well-defined bank and slight external ditch. It was once thought to be a Bronze Age barrow.
Designated Status: none recorded
[SS 97082848] Tumulus (NR) 
Skilgate No 1, a tree clump circle. 
As stated by Grinsell this feature is not a barrow but a tree ring. It consists of a bank with a ditch on each side and is similar to others in the vicinity (see MSO8113 and MSO8114). 
Skilgate 1. Supposed barrow on Haddon Hill which is, as Authy 2 indicates, a tree-clump enclosure. Visited by Grinsell 8th April 1958, and A T Wicks 13th April 1928 who thought there was a barrow within the circle - listed by Grinsell as Skilgate 1a, 'doubtful or rejected'.
(VCH and Allcroft mention barrows on Haddon Hill without being specific). [4-7]
A well preserved, circular tree ring 33.6 m in overall diameter comprising a well-defined bank 3.7 m wide and 0.7 m high with slight external ditch 2 m wide and 0.3 m deep. [8, 9]
<1> Ordnance Survey, Various, Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) , OS 6" 1962 (Map). SMO5112.
<2> Ginsell, L V, 1969, Somerset Barrows, Part 1, p38 (Article in serial). SSO1190.
<3> Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigators Comments, GHP 04-AUG-65 (Unpublished document). SMO5103.
<4> Grinsell, L.V., 1969, Somerset Barrows. Part I: West and South (Article in serial). SMO5467.
<5> Page, W. (editor), 1906, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, W Boyd Dawkins Page Nos. - 184, 190 166-7(MAP) (Monograph). SMO5476.
<6> Eardley-Wilmot, H., 1981, Worksheet in Devon HER, Earthwork of Eng 1908 (A H Allcroft) Page Nos. - 530 (Unpublished document). SMO5301.
<7> Page, W. (editor), 1911, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, CH Bothamley Page Nos. - 532 (Monograph). SMO5358.
<9> Wilson-North, R., Field Investigators Comments, RCHME Field Investigation (Unpublished document). SMO7329.
<10> Eardley-Wilmot, H., 1981, Worksheet in Devon HER, Wilson-North R and Riley H 1998 "Haddon Hill: The Field Archaeology..." RCHME Survey Report (Unpublished document). SMO5301.
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11603
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8120
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8367
- Local List Status (Unassessed)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 92 NE1
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 92 NE16
- National Park
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36491
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36522
- Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34009
|Date Last Edited:||Jun 24 2013 1:25PM|
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