MDE20441 - Disputed late prehistoric hut circles east of Shoulsbarrow Castle (Non-antiquity)

Summary

Two possible hut circles were noted on aerial photographs. No features were noted during a later site visit and it was thought the features were a misidentification of differences in vegetation.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

To the east of Shoulsbarrow Castle are two possible hut circles. [1-3] At least one circular feature visible here on Ordnance Survey aerial photographs. [4] The features were not found during field survey in 2017. It was suggested to be a misinterpretation of vegetation marks on the photographs. [5] The site was visited in May 2019 and the area was thoroughly walked over in good light and low vegetation. No sign of the feature was visible. The area was described as "mirey rough-grazing with no sign of improvement (and a fair bit of peat cover)" so it is unlikely the feature could have been destroyed since the photograph was taken. The feature is suggested to be a misidentification of differences in vegetation. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/CPE/UK/1980 4143 (April 1947).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAM/14/053 (May 1977).
  • <3>XY Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7039A. [Mapped feature: #46079 ]
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. OS 73/163/008-9, DCC North Area Office.
  • <5> Report: Riley, H.. 2018. Archaeological walkover survey: Wallover Down, South Regis Common, Castle Common and Fullaford Down. Hazel Riley. p 5, 20.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Gillard, M.. 2019. MDE20582 and MDE20441.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7075 3906 (29m by 41m)
Map sheet SS73NW
Civil Parish HIGH BRAY, NORTH DEVON, DEVON
Civil Parish BRAYFORD, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17827
  • Devon SMR: SS73NW/551

Record last edited

Oct 26 2021 2:35PM

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