MMO1857 - Possible Bronze Age hut circle on Countisbury Common (Monument)

Summary

A circular banked feature is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs may be the remains of a prehistoric hut circle, possibly dating to the Bronze Age. A similar feature is visible approximately 40 metres to the south east (see MMO1858).

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Full Description

A circular banked feature is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs of Countisbury Common and may be the remains of a prehistoric hut circle. Centred at SS 7487 5008, close to the summit of Butter Hill, the feature measures approximately 4.5 metres across, with the interior measuring 3 metres across. It is similar to other Bronze Age hut circles recorded in SS 64 NW (see MDE8961 for an example), but approximately half the size. A second possible hut circle is visible approximately 40 metres to the south-east (see MMO1858). Further study will be required to assess these features. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/910 4009-10 (17 October 1952).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 75 SW. MD002169. [Mapped feature: #42779 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7497 5008 (7m by 6m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS75SW
Civil Parish COUNTISBURY, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 75 SW20
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1463755

Record last edited

Mar 2 2021 11:45AM

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