MDE11728 - Possible banks and house platform on Cheriton Hill (Monument)


Low banks and a possible house platform were noted on aerial photographs taken in 1947, on the steep east-facing slopes of Cheriton Hill. The area was covered by inaccessible scrub in 1993, and no evidence was seen.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 7405 4695. McDonnell depicts low banks and possibly a house platform seen on aerial photographs. [1,2] SS 7405 4695. The area falls on the steep east facing slopes of Cheriton Hill overlooking the hamlet of Bridge Ball. The slopes are covered in inaccessible dense scrub (brambles, gorse and bracken) and no evidence was seen of these alleged banks and house platform. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7446D.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. APs RAF/CPE/UK/1980, 3049 Apr 1947.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation.



Grid reference Centred SS 7407 4695 (87m by 39m)
Map sheet SS74NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS74NW74
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 18100
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20749
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NW67
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 926281

Record last edited

Apr 8 2019 10:41AM


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