MDE10868 - Disputed prehistoric hut circle southwest of Parracombe Common (Monument)


A circular enclosure containing a possible prehistoric hut circle was noted on aerial photographs taken in 1947, but no feature could be found during field investigation in 1993.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A low bank forming a circular pound with entrance on the northeast side. It possibly encloses a rather small and doubtful hut circle. It shows well on aerial photographs dating to 1947. [1,2] No trace of the enclosure or the hut circle was observed in the vicinity of the National Grid Reference. Some stone quarrying has taken place in this area. [3] The site has been mapped from the CRAAGS aerial photograph transcription, held as a georeferenced layer by ENPA. [2,4] This record was enhanced as part of the pilot project for the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer. [5,6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/CPE/UK/1980.4087 (April 1947).
  • <2>XY Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS6844A. [Mapped feature: #43139 SS6844a]
  • <3> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1 October 1993.
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 25 July 2016.
  • <5> Archive: Historic England. 2016. NRHE to HER prototype website test. 909936.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 909936, Extant 25 July 2016.



Grid reference Centred SS 6851 4467 (44m by 48m) (Aerial survey)
Map sheet SS64SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS64SE/91
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17977
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20723
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 SE42
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 909936

Record last edited

May 5 2021 11:28AM


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