MDE8269 - Natural rock shelves east of Little Hangman (Non-antiquity)


A group of alleged lynchets directly above the cliff east of Little Hangman, noted on aerial photographs taken in 1946, are natural shelves formed by the stratification of the underlying rock.

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Flight of four lynchets east of little hangman above cliffs. Visible and in good condition from aerial photographs. [1-3] These linear features lie on very steep north facing slopes directly above the cliff edge. [1] They are not lynchets but are natural shelves formed by the stratification of the underlying rock. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. 106G/UK1655 3177-8 (July 1946).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Meridian Air Maps. 1977-1978. Infrared False Colour Aerial Photography. 2658 (June 1978).
  • <3> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS5848a; SS5948a.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 24 March 1993.



Grid reference Centred SS 589 481 (111m by 130m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS54NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS54NE/23
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 17891
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20505
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 54 NE25
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA107984
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 615373

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:06PM


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