MDE20385 - Possible undated circular enclosure in Scrip Wood (Monument)
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SS 752 488. The site was visited in January 1981. Part of a fairly substantial ring bank in Scrip Wood, discovered during fieldwork. Possibly part of a circular enclosure - rest may be buried under hillwash or scree. No discernible entrance. Maximum diameter 30 paces, possible ditch on southwest.  The feature described in  is centred at SS 7531 4896. It lies on a shelf above very steep natural slopes on the northern side of the valley of the Eart Lyn River. The site forms a semicircular feature some 18 metres in diameter, defined by an outward facing scarp which is 1 metre in height. On the southeastern side an internal scarp is visible forming a short length of bank; there is also a stretch of shallow external ditch. The feature is lost into the natural slopes at its upper ends. Source  argues that the feature has been lost beneath natural hillwash. However, this seems to be unlikely, and it is more probable that the feature was never a complete circuit. No entrance is visible, neither is there any trace of internal features, despite the southern part of the interior being a level area. The function and date of the feature remain uncertain. Surveyed at 1:2500 scale, 12th April 1994. 
- <1> SEM7959 Archive: Devon County Council. Various. Devon SMR / HER records / parish files - Exmoor records. R McDonnell, Site visit, 29 January 1981, CRAAGS Exmoor Survey 1980-1, Plan.
- <2>XY SMO7329 Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 12 April 1994. [Mapped feature: #46927 ]
|Grid reference||SS 7531 4896 (point)|
|Civil Parish||BRENDON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
|Civil Parish||COUNTISBURY, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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- Devon SMR Monument ID: 14129
- Devon SMR: SS74NE/525
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE11935
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NE28
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1002032
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