Principal Archaeological Landscape: Trout Hill and Pinford (11)

Authority Exmoor National Park Authority
Date assigned 01 January 2011
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Location The PAL is located in an area of remote moorland. Topographically it is dominated by Long Combe, flowing west towards Badgworthy Water. The PAL includes Great Toms Hill on the north side, Long Combe and East Pinford to the south and the northern part of Trout Hill Description of Archaeology Within the PAL lie eight prehistoric stone settings; the area also contains cairns, an enclosure, two hut circles and fragments of field bank all of a prehistoric date. It bears similarities to Lanacombe (PAL 1). To the south of the PAL boundary are two paleoecological sites. Principal significance The importance of this PAL lies in its close association of many prehistoric monuments, not only stone settings and cairns but hut circles, field banks and an enclosure. It therefore is highly significant in understanding Exmoor’s prehistoric past.

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Grid reference Centred SS 7988 4242 (2020m by 1890m)
Map sheet SS74SE

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