MMO1094 - Possible subcircular enclosure southeast of Cophole Cottage (Monument)


Possible subcircular enclosure of uncertain date, visible as cropmarks and earthworks on vertical aerial photographs taken in 1993. Nothing visible of the enclosure on the ground, only a pair of parallel banks, possibly natural, are visible.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Fragments of a large subcircular enclosure (90m across) was visible as earthworks and cropmarks to the north-east of Stolford. Lying centrally inside this enclosure is a second, 12m across, which is visible as cropmarks and appears to have a south-facing entrance. [1] On the ground only two parallel banks, 40 m long, 15 m wide and 0.4 m high are visible. They may be natural. No trace of the enclosure was found. [2]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Archive: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 SE. AF1118137.
  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. ENP 81/94 91-2 09-JUN-1993.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. R Wilson-North 8 Sep 1998 RCHME Field Investigation.



Grid reference Centred SS 9916 3217 (111m by 104m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS93SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO9043
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SE98
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1143289

Record last edited

Jul 25 2018 9:15AM


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