MMO1774 - Bronze Age hut circle north of Trentishoe Down (Monument)


A possible Bronze Age hut circle is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1972 as a slight earthwork.

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A possible Bronze Age hut circle is visible on aerial photographs as a slight earthwork above the cliffs to the north of Trentishoe Down. Centred at SS 6285 4821, the hut circle consists of a slight earth ovoid-shaped bank enclosing a hollow and measuring 13 metres across. The interior of the bank measures 11 metres. The feature is not depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. There are two other well-preserved hut circles of a similar construction 200 metres upslope to the southwest (see MMO1774). [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 051-52 (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. 1461616, Extant 8 November 2021.



Grid reference Centred SS 6285 4821 (15m by 15m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS64NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NW80
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1461616

Record last edited

Nov 8 2021 8:54PM


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