MDE21616 - Possible prehistoric enclosure on Shallowford Common (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
A visit by Preece in 1993 recorded low rubble banks forming a small irregular enclosure with associated boundaries on the south end of Shallowford Common. The enclosure was measured as roughly 40 by 40 paces. A curving bank in the west side of enclosure may be a hut circle. A short length of bank runs off from the north side of the enclosure. To the south, there is a bank or lynchet that runs eastsoutheast along the slope. Further beyond the lip of the combe is another stretch of bank which may be a continuation.  Grinsell reported traces of banks here that "must have resulted from settlement although of an unknown period" but did not record them. 
- <1> SEM7959 Archive: Devon County Council. Various. Devon SMR / HER records / parish files - Exmoor records. Visit by A Preece; worksheet and plan (3 January 1993); Devon HER Parish file.
- <2> SMO4578 Monograph: Grinsell, L.V.. 1970. The Archaeology of Exmoor: Bideford Bay to Bridgewater. David and Charles Limited. 51.
|Grid reference||SS 712 439 (point)|
|Civil Parish||LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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- Devon SMR Monument ID: 56016
- Devon SMR: SS74SW/124
Record last edited
Feb 23 2021 4:28PM
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