MMO1858 - Possible Bronze Age hut circle on Countisbury Common (Monument)

Summary

A circular banked feature is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork and may be the remains of a Bronze Age hut circle. A similar feature is visible approximately 40 metres to the northwest (see MMO1857).

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Full Description

A circular banked feature is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on Countisbury Common and may be the remains of a prehistoric hut circle, possibly dating to the Bronze Age.Centred at SS 7499 5005, to the southeast of the summit of Butter Hill, the feature measures approximately 5 metres across, with the interior of the bank measuring 3 metres. It is similar in shape to the Bronze Age hut circles recorded in SS 64 NW (for example, MDE8961) but approximately half the size. A similar feature is visible approximately 40 metres to the northwest (see MMO1857). 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: #42780 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7499 5005 (6m 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 SW21
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1463761

Record last edited

Mar 2 2021 11:46AM

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