MMO1777 - Bronze Age hut circle north of Trentishoe Down (Monument)

Summary

A possible Bronze Age hut circle is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs taken in 1972. At least three other well-preserved hut circles lie within 200 metres of this monument.

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Full Description

A possible Bronze Age hut circle is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs to the north of Trentishoe Down. Centred at SS 6288 4809, the hut circle consists of a circular bank surrounding a hollow, measuring 16 metres across; the interior of the bank measures approxiomately 11 metres across. It is located at the top of a north facing slope on a natural plateau. At least three other well-preserved hut circles of similar construction lie within 200 metres of this monument, and are believed to date to the Bronze Age. [1,2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/72065 051-52 (15 April 1972).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 64 NW. MD002171.
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1461632, Extant 8 November 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6288 4809 (21m by 20m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS64NW
Civil Parish TRENTISHOE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

Related Events/Activities (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NW83
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA107791
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1461632

Record last edited

Nov 8 2021 9:00PM

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