MMO1603 - Late prehistoric ditched enclosure northeast of Blackford (Monument)

Summary

A possible ditched enclosure, potentially of later prehistoric date, is visible on aerial photographs as fragmentary cropmarks. It is possible, however, that the cropmarks are geological in nature.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible ditched enclosure, potentially of prehistoric date, is visible on aerial photographs as cropmarks approximately 600 metres to the northwest of Tivington, Selworthy parish, centred on circa SS 926 454. The cropmarks are extremely subtle and somewhat fragmentary in nature with different elements of the possible enclosure visible on two sets of photographs, from July 1946 and June 1976. The possibility that some of the transcribed cropmarks are geological rather than archaeological in origin must be considered. In mitigation, a known D shaped cropmark enclosure approximately 250 metres to the east may be associated with this site. [1-3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4] The feature appears to have been truncated by a field boundary recorded as MEM25220. [5] No evidence for the feature was recorded during a magnetometer survey in 2021. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1655 3104-5 (11 July 1946).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAL 76046 192-3 (25 June 1976).
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 NW. MD002167. [Mapped feature: #32551 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1459951, Extant 16 May 2022.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 14 June 2022.
  • <6> Report: Forshaw-Perring, P.. 2021. Geophysical survey report: Tivington Farm - Potential woodland creation areas (Part B). Magnitude Surveys.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9265 4541 (122m by 170m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish SELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW208
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1459951

Record last edited

Jun 14 2022 10:30AM

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