MDE20541 - Possible 18th Century tree ring west of Higher Mannacott (Monument)


A small circular feature with short banks on either sides was noted on aerial photographs and thought to represent a possible 18th Century tree ring. The feature was not visible on a later visit to the site.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A regular bank forming a small circular feature with short banks either side was noted on aerial photographs. Possibly 18th Century tree ring and part of the fields above (MDE20539, MDE20540). [1,2] This area, of improved pasture on a northwest projecting hillspur, is now partly covered with scrub and bracken. There is no trace of the features referred to and apart from the bank (MDE20539) some 200 metres to the west there is now no evidence of a field system on the ground. [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> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAM/2651 (June 1978).
  • <2>XY Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS6547c. [Mapped feature: #46774 SS6547c]
  • <3> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 8 June 1993.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 915561, Extant 2 November 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17927
  • Devon SMR: SS64NE/41
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE11236
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NE64
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 915561



Grid reference Centred SS 6600 4782 (43m by 30m)
Map sheet SS64NE

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Record last edited

Nov 2 2021 12:12PM


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