MEM22530 - Undated enclosure on Deer Park (Monument)


An enclosure of unknown date was visible during field investigation in 2012. This is seen as an ephemeral bank and ditch, with a distinct vegetation change.

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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 northern side is defined by slight curving bank up to c. 3 metres wide by 0.15 metres high and a ditch on c. 1 metres wide and 0.3 metres deep. The feature has been truncated by a drainage ditch on the southern side. This feature is similar to MEM22526. [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. Noted was an enclosure with an ephemeral bank and ditch. It 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. South West Archaeology Ltd.. 16, 31, 38.
  • <2> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2013. Archaeological walkover surveys on Deer Park, Exmoor. Exmoor National Park Authority. 8, 24.



Grid reference Centred SS 7619 3827 (28m by 14m)
Map sheet SS73NE

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Deer Park): EDP12(89)

Record last edited

Jul 18 2022 11:48AM


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