MMO1978 - Possible oval earthwork enclosure on the southern crest of Wind Hill (Monument)


Aerial photographs taken in 1952 appear to show the remains of a small oval earthwork enclosure or possible structure of uncertain date. This may, however, be the product of vegetation growth and non-archaeological in origin.

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The earthwork remains of a small oval enclosure or possible structure can be seen on aerial photographs of 1952, centred on circa SS 7388 4897. The feature is located on the southern crest of Wind Hill, in rough pasture between two areas of probably medieval enclosure, above the East Lyn River. It measures up to 20 metres in diameter, the enclosing earthworks varying between 1 and 3.5 metres in width. A footpath appears to pass directly through the centre of the feature. It must be stated that as this feature is visible on only one run of aerial photographs, it may be non archaeological in origin, potentially an artefact of vegetation growth. [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 540/902 (F20) 4027-8 (10 October 1952).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 NW. MD002173. [Mapped feature: #37933 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1465926, Extant 10 January 2022.



Grid reference Centred SS 7388 4896 (23m by 20m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS74NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NW183
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1465926

Record last edited

Jan 10 2022 2:18PM


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