MDE20549 - Undated oval enclosure northeast of Parracombe Lane Head (Monument)

Summary

A low, broad, ploughed out bank showing partly as a soil mark and suggesting part of an oval enclosure was noted on aerial photographs.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A low, broad, ploughed out bank showing partly as a soil mark and suggesting part of an oval enclosure was noted on aerial photographs. [1,2] This site falls on fairly steep west facing slopes now under regularly ploughed pasture fields. There is no trace of this alleged enclosure. [3] These feature appears from the aerial photographs [1] to possibly be a semi-natural. [4] The features on the aerial photograph transcription created by McDonnell (SEM7406) cross those recorded in MMO1806. It is not clear to what extent these features relate to each other. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/CPE/UK/1980.4089 (April 1947).
  • <2>XY Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS6745B. [Mapped feature: #46768 SS6745B]
  • <3> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 21 July 1993.
  • <4> Archive: 1999. RCHME: Parracombe Project, Devon. AF1301153. Helen Winton, 20 December 1999.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 27 October 2020.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6748 4566 (140m by 201m)
Map sheet SS64NE
Civil Parish PARRACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17935
  • Devon SMR: SS64NE/49
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE11220
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NE56
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 915497

Record last edited

Oct 27 2020 4:37PM

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