MMO2259 - Possible Bronze Age hut circle northeast of Dunkery Beacon (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
A possible hut circle of Bronze Age date can be seen on aerial photographs as a low earthwork, on the upper slopes of Dunkery Hill, to the north-east of Dunkery Beacon at circa SS 8922 4168. The earthwork is visible as a roughly circular earthwork bank about 1 metre in width, enclosing an internal area of just over 4 metres diameter, or almost 14 square metres. This is within the size range of the known hut circles on Exmoor, although at the smaller end of the scale. An entrance is not visible on the available aerial photographs, but a gap in the ring work may be obscured by the dense vegetation cover in this area. The monuments location on the upper slope of Dunkery Hill may appear unusual, but hut circles are known on steep slopes elsewhere on Exmoor, such as Porlock allotment. Nonetheless, further investigation of this site on the ground is required. [1-4]
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 4171-2 (11 April 1947).
- <2> SMO4069 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR SS 8941/3 (15431/17) (15 May 1996).
- <3> SEM7440 Monograph: Riley, H. and Wilson-North, R.. 2001. The Field Archaeology of Exmoor. English Heritage. 44-46.
- <4> SMO7568 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SE. MD002185.
|Grid reference||SS 8922 4168 (point) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||CUTCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1473133 (Pastscape entry: 1473133)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SE137
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1473133
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Aug 28 2014 9:12AM
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