MMO1806 - Undated rectangular cropmark east of Killington Cross (Monument)

Summary

A rectangular cropmark is visible on aerial photographs. It may be the location of a building or large enclosure; however, further investigation will be required to establish a precise function and date for this feature.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A rectangular cropmark is visible on aerial photographs in a field to the east of Killington Cross. Centred at SS 6754 4570, the cropmark shows two complete sides of a rectangular feature, forming a right angle, and two partial sides. The rectangle itself appears to measure approximately 85 metres long by 55 metres wide while the cropmark has a fairly uniform width of between 3 and five metres on all visible sides. While the arable field containing the cropmark is aligned east to west, the cropmark itself is aligned southwest to northeast, suggesting that it predates the arrangement of the field system. It may be the location of a building or large enclosure; however, further investigation will be required to establish a precise function and date for this feature. [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. RAF 106G/UK/1655 4153 (11 July 1946).
  • <2>XY Archive: Exmoor National Park National Mapping Programme: SS 64 NE. MD002172. [Mapped feature: #35205 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1462748, Extant 2 November 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 6755 4569 (136m by 85m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS64NE
Civil Parish PARRACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NE94
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1462748

Record last edited

Nov 2 2021 1:27PM

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