MEM23894 - Post-Medieval Enclosure on Horsen Hill (Monument)

Summary

A sub-rectangular enclosure on the western side of Horsen Hill is 18m E/W and 13.5m N/S.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A sub-rectangular enclosure on the western side of Horsen Hill is 18m E/W and 13.5m N/S. It is formed by scarps up to 0.8m high on the north, west and south sides; the west side is formed by a bank 0.9m high and 3.5m high. The interior has a slightly raised or domed appearance. The area to the east of the feature is rather disturbed with hollows which may be the remains of vehicle or other access tracks; the south side is used by agricultural vehicles (quad bike). This feature could be a small enclosure dating from the medieval or post-medieval period, perhaps connected with stock management or peat storage (see MEM23333). It could, however, represent the remains of shallow mineral working or prospection. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: Riley, H.. 2016. Archaeological walkover survey: Horsen, Exmoor. 5.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 78656 35724 (point) (GPS derived)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Record last edited

Nov 21 2018 5:00PM

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