MDE10899 - Possible undated rectangular enclosure southwest of Roe Barrow (Monument)


A rectangular enclosure alleged from aerial photographs could not be found during field investigation in 1993 and may be natural in origin.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Ditches recorded from aerial photographs suggested three sides of a rectangular enclosure, centred at SS 6964 4419. [1,2] The field of the National Grid Reference cited is improved pasture. There is no field evidence for the features recorded. However, undulations and channels in the vicinity of the site appear to represent surface run-off or natural water channels. They are sinuous and do not correspond with the description of the features observed on aerial photographs. [3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS6944b.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/CPE/UK/1980.4085 (April 1947).
  • <3> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 14 October 1993.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 910116, Extant 10 November 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS64SE/96
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17982
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20728
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 SE65
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 910116



Grid reference Centred SS 6962 4417 (84m by 76m)
Map sheet SS64SE

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Record last edited

Nov 10 2021 3:41PM


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