MMO2204 - Possible prehistoric enclosure west of Shallowford (Monument)

Summary

A possible prehistoric enclosure containing a hut circle or building platform is visible as a slight earthwork on an aerial photograph taken in 1973. Its precise date and function remain uncertain.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible prehistoric enclosure containing a hut circle or building platform is visible as a slight earthwork on aerial photographs to the west of Shallowford, Lynton and Lynmouth. Centred at approximately SS 7113 4492, the enclosure measures approximately 32 metres across, with the surrounding bank measuring between 1.5 and 3 metres wide. In the south eastern corner of the enclosure a semi-circular scarp is visible, measuring up to 1.5 metres wide, and enclosing an area measuring 5 metres across. The northern part of the scarp appears to have been levelled or destroyed, and there is no trace of an entrancway. The enclosure resembles those seen at South Common, Challacombe, which lies approximately 1.5 km to the west. However, it is only visible on a single photograph taken in 1973 and so a precise date and function remain uncertain. [1]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/72314 284-85 (16 August 1972).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SW. MD002182.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7113 4492 (35m by 35m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW235
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1471090

Record last edited

Jul 10 2013 1:37PM

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