MEM22526 - Banks of unknown date on Deer Park (Monument)

Summary

Banks of unknown date were visible during field investigation in 2012. These could not be located during later survey, however the indicated area of the feature is defined by a distinct vegetation change.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An irregular ovoid enclosure was noted during a non-intrustive walkover survey of the proposed mire restoration area on Deer Park, undertaken by South West Archaeology as part of the Exmoor Mires Project. The feature is defined by slight curving bank on its east and north sides, these banks measure up to c. 4 metres in width and are up to 0.2 metres high; there is the hint of a ditch on north side of the bank. This was seen to be truncated by a drainage ditch located to the south side of the feature. This enclosure appears similar to the nearby feature MEM22530. The stones MEM22558 partly overlie the bank, some other small stones are visible beneath the turf within the enclosure. [1] The Historic Environment Officer for the Exmoor Mires Project undertook a non-intrustive walkover survey of the proposed mire restoration area on Deer Park, which included this site. The surveyor was unable to locate in field though the indicated area of feature is defined by a distinct vegetation change. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Walls, S. and Morris, B.. 2012. Deer Park, Exmoor: Results of a walkover survey. 16, 31, 37.
  • <2> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2013. Archaeological walkover surveys on Deer Park, Exmoor. 8, 23.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7624 3826 (22m by 18m)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Deer Park): EDP12(82)

Record last edited

Apr 14 2014 4:48PM

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