Site Event/Activity record EEM14611 - 2013: GS (MS; RS) - Bradymoor



Carey Consulting


June 2013


This report details the combined earth resistance and gradiometric survey over a survey area of c. 1.5Ha at Bradimoor, Exmoor, commissioned as part of the ‘Heart of Exmoor Project’ and aiming to investigate two distinct earthwork monuments at Bradimoor. The survey took place during June 2013, by members of the local community, staff from ENPA and Carey Consulting, and a masters placement student from the University of Kingston. A rectangular enclosure to the north of the survey area has a tentative medieval date applied to it. A heavily truncated ovoid enclosure is located within the southern part of the site is thought to be an Bronze Age – Iron Age enclosure. The survey area was covered with currently undated ridge and furrow, although a late medieval date is likely for this form of agricultural practice. This suggests significant presumably medieval activity within the locality and will influence both magnetic and resistance readings, which can potentially affect shallow geoprospection surveys. The abundant ridge and furrow had little effect on the quality of the earth resistance results, which was in stark contrast to the magnetic data. Overall, the large ditched rectangular enclosure was well defined by the earth resistance survey, with a series of internal features visible. The probable prehistoric enclosure to the south was more difficult to see, although several possible features were interpreted.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: Carey, C.. 2014. Bradimoor, Exmoor: Combined earth resistance and gradiometer survey.



Location Bradymoor, Exmoor, Somerset
Grid reference Centred SS 8093 3657 (154m by 175m) (2 map features)
Map sheet SS83NW

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Possible medieval rectangular enclosure at Bradymoor (Monument)
  • Possible prehistoric oval enclosure at Bradymoor (Monument)

Record last edited

Sep 28 2021 10:50AM