MMO2203 - Ring bank above Yarbury Combe Head (Monument)

Summary

A small circular earthwork is visible on aerial photographs in the form of a small ring bank, terraced into the hillside. It resembles a Bronze Age hut circle, but is much smaller than most on Exmoor.

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A small circular earthwork is visible on aerial photographs on moorland above Yarbury Combe Head, Challacombe. Centred at approximately SS 7135 4213 and measuring approximately 4.5 metres across, thhe earthwork takes the form of a small ring bank, terraced into the hillside, with a break on the west side which may represent an entranceway. The bank itself is fairly narrow, measuring less than 1 metre wide. It resembles a Bronze Age hut circle, but is much smaller than most on Exmoor, which tend to measure at least 6 metres in diameter. Further study is required. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73109 923-24 (29 March 1973).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SW. MD002182. [Mapped feature: #40486 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7135 4213 (5m by 6m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW234
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1471063

Record last edited

Feb 10 2021 1:41PM

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