MMO1773 - Possible Bronze Age hut circle on the western side of Trentishoe Down (Monument)

Summary

A possible Bronze Age hut circle is visible on aerial photographs as a slight earthwork on the western side of Trentishoe Down.

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Full Description

A possible Bronze Age hut circle is visible on aerial photographs as a slight earthwork on the western side of Trentishoe Down. It is located on a sheltered west facing slope above an unnamed stream, and is comprised of a slight ovoid bank enclosing a hollow and measuring 16 metres across. The interior of the bank measures 13 metres across. The feature is not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. There are two well preserved Bronze Age hut circles of a similar construction 200 metres further up the slope to the southeast (see MDE1040). [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]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/72065 050-51 (15 April 1972).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889.
  • <3> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 64 NW. MD002171.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1461610, Extant 8 November 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6256 4820 (18m by 18m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS64NW
Civil Parish COMBE MARTIN, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NW79
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1461610

Record last edited

Nov 8 2021 8:52PM

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