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XY Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980.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XY Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments.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.



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

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Other Statuses/References

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

Record last edited

Jan 18 2022 12:55PM


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