Site Event/Activity record EEM14724 - 2017: DBA; WS - Withypool Hill

Technique(s)

Organisation

AC Archaeology

Date

January/February 2017

Description

The overall aim of the desk-based assessment was to "clarify the nature and extent of any archaeological features present so that they can be taken into account during future management of the hill, especially in relation to paths and tracks". The overall survey area covers approximately 146ha located on the eastern side of Withypool Common, centred on Withypool Hill and the unenclosed land to the north, east, south and west. The desk-based assessment comprised the collation of data from the following sources: - HER data held by the ENPA, - Open-access Environment Agency LiDAR data, - Aerial photographs held by the ENPA and/or the Somerset Heritage Centre, - Published material (e.g. Riley and Wilson-North 2001; Hegarty 2014) held by AC archaeology, the Somerset Heritage Centre or other repositories. During the field survey all recorded heritage assets and any new heritage assets identified during the desk-based assessment were visited. Site records were compiled on pro forma sheets completed for each asset. For known assets existing descriptions were updated as necessary, and for newly-identified assets a full description was prepared. For all assets their current condition was recorded, and any existing or potential threats identified. The locations of newly-identified assets were plotted by GPS. A digital photographic record was compiled.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: Passmore, A. and Dean, R.. 2018. Withypool Hill, Withypool, Exmoor Park: Results of archaeological desk-based assessment, measured and photographic survey of Withypool Stone Circle, and geophysical survey.

Map

Location

Location Withypool Hill, Withypool, Somerset
Grid reference Centred SS 8384 3444 (1608m by 1431m)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Related Monuments/Buildings (19)

  • Alleged prehistoric hut circles on Withypool Hill (Monument)
  • Bronze Age bowl barrow on Withypool Hill (Monument)
  • Medieval or post-medieval clearance mounds on Worth Hill (Monument)
  • Medieval or post-medieval field system on Withypool Hill (Monument)
  • Possible Bronze Age barrow on Withypool Hill (Monument)
  • Possible World War Two military training site on Withypool Hill (Monument)
  • Possible World War Two military training site on Withypool Hill (Monument)
  • Possible World War Two military training site on Withypool Hill (Monument)
  • Possible World War Two training site at Withypool Hill (Monument)
  • Possibly World War Two military earthwork on Withypool Hill (Monument)
  • Post-medieval gravel pit on Withypool Hill (Monument)
  • Post-medieval guide post on Withypool Hill (Monument)
  • Post-medieval quarry on Withypool Hill (Monument)
  • Post-medieval quarry on Withypool Hill (Monument)
  • Post-medieval quarry on Withypool Hill (Monument)
  • Post-medieval quarry on Withypool Hill (Monument)
  • Prehistoric cairn on Withypool Hill (Monument)
  • Withypool Stone Circle, Withypool Hill (Monument)
  • World War Two features near West Water Combe (Monument)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (2)

  • 2017: TS; PS - Withypool Stone Circle
  • 2017: Geo (MS; RS) - Withypool Stone Circle

Record last edited

Feb 27 2018 3:58PM