MMO1208 - Sub-circular enclosure southeast of Wood Advent Farm (Monument)

Summary

A large sub-circular feature of uncertain date visible on air photographs as a cropmark. It is irregular in appearance, but may represent the remains of a later prehistoric enclosure.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A subcircular feature is visible on air photographs, southeast of Woodadvent Farm, at ST 0410 3710. The feature is irregular in appearance, and may be the result of quarrying. [1] A large subcircular feature of uncertain date visible on air photographs as a cropmark, southeast of Woodadvent Farm. Centred at approximately ST 0410 3710, the feature is visible as an area of darker crop growth which appears to form a sub-circular enclosure measuring some 105 metres across. An area of lighter crop growth on the southern edge may represent the remains of a bank. Although the feature is irregular in appearance, it may represent the remains of a Later Prehistoric enclosure, and further survey is required. [1,2] Low banks forming a large subrectangular enclosure west of Kingsdown Clump were recorded centred at ST 0421 3706; however, it was noted that the plotting of this feature was a transcription from a much larger scale map and was inaccurate in size and position, suggesting the transcribed feature is that recorded by the NMP [2]. The feature was noted not to show on the 1981 IRFC coverage. [1,3,4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1944 2138-39 (23 January 1947).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: ST 03 NW. MD002177. [Mapped feature: #32413 ]
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. IRFC 1981.
  • <4> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS0437A.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1218527, Extant 1 November 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ST 0412 3707 (83m by 114m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet ST03NW
Civil Parish NETTLECOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NW62
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1218527

Record last edited

Nov 1 2021 11:01AM

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