MDE20826 - Possible prehistoric hut circle on Cheriton Ridge (Monument)


A circular feature was noted on aerial photographs to the northwest of a hut circle, and was itself suggested to be a similar structure. It was not located during later field survey.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 7452 4484. A circular feature northwest of hut circle MDE1307 was noted on aerial photographs. Possibly another hut circle. [1,2,3] SS 7453 4485. A circular feature, possibly a hut circle, seen by McDonnell on aerial photographs [2]. SS 7457 4489. There is no circular feature at the NGR given by McDonnell however about 80 metres to the northnortheast, at SS 7457 4489, is a roughly circular damp hollow, about 7 metres diameter and 0.4 metres deep. McDonnell may have been referring to this, an apparent natural hollow. [4] The feature has been mapped on the Exmoor HER using a georectified copy of McDonnell's aerial transcriptions [1]. The feature is shown centred at c.SS 7454 4481. It is therefore not clear if this is the same feature recorded by the RCHME during their survey [4]. [5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAM/13/072 (May 1977).
  • <2>XY Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7444e. [Mapped feature: #47042 Transcribed feature, SS7444e]
  • <3> Archive: Devon County Council. Various. Devon SMR / HER records / parish files - Exmoor records.
  • <4>XY Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 13 September 1994. [Mapped feature: #47043 Hollow located during field survey, ]
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 24 February 2021.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1044128, Extant 18 January 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 18186
  • Devon SMR: SS74SW/102
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE12860
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW132
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1044128



Grid reference Centred SS 7455 4484 (34m by 82m) (2 map features)
Map sheet SS74SW

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Record last edited

Jan 18 2022 12:55PM


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