Site Event/Activity record EEM14527 - 2009: RS - Rectangular Enclosure, Challacombe Common
University of Bristol
On the 7th of August 2009, postgraduate students Rebecca Pullen and Derwin Gregory of the University of Bristol's Department of Archaeology and Anthropology undertook a localised earth resistance survey using a sample interval of 1 metre across the remains of the small rectangular enclosure, located close to the Chapman Barrows on Challacombe Common in Exmoor National Park (centred at SS 7036 4321). As was expected, the upstanding remains of the enclosure showed up well as concentrations of high resistance readings. The geophysical plot broadly matched the existing earthwork survey undertaken by English Heritage (uid 1589826) which depicts the monument with upstanding banks or walls on three sides, but with the narrow southeast side essentially open ended with a scarp or terrace completing the rectangular form at this end. The results of the geophysical investigation were submitted in report form to the Exmoor National Park HER.
- <1> SEM7267 Report: Pullen, B.. 2009. Rectangular Enclosure, Challacombe Common, North Devon, Exmoor National Park; Earth Resistance Survey Technical Report.
- <2> SEM8323 Archive: Historic England. 2016. NRHE to HER prototype website test. 1589827.
- <3> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1589827, Extant 6 July 2016.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7036 4321 (81m by 63m) (MasterMap)|
|Civil Parish||CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
- MDE12830 Mortuary enclosure east of the Chapman Barrows (Monument)
Record last edited
May 11 2021 12:15PM