MMO1978 - Possible oval earthwork enclosure on the southern crest of Wind Hill (Monument)
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Type and Period (3)
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. 
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/902 (F20) 4027-8 (10 October 1952).
- <2>XY SMO7556 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 NW. MD002173. [Mapped feature: #37933 ]
- <3> SEM7987 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|
|Civil Parish||LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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External Links (1)
- www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1465926 (Original Monarch entry: 1465926)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NW183
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1465926
Record last edited
Jan 10 2022 2:18PM
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