MMO227 - Probable post-medieval or modern arboreal folly in Dunster Park (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
- None recorded
SS 9983 4326. A shallow, circular depression about 10 yards diameter lies on top of May Hill. It is possibly a saucer barrow, but there are no known barrows in the immediate vicinity. It may have been an arboreal folly to improve the view from Dunster Castle as an elm tree formerly stood in the centre, surrounded by iron railings.  The circular depression referred to above  is not visible on the available aerial photography but the tree is visible as a circular copse measuring 13 metres in diameter. The copse or tree is gone on aerial photographs taken in 1993. [2-4]
- <1> SSO1043 Article in serial: Dixon, J.. 1980. Somerset Parish Survey 3: Carhampton. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 19.
- <2> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF/CPE/UK/1980 4215-4216 (11 April 1947).
- <3> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/93297 047-048 (16 August 1993).
- <4>XY SMO7570 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 SE. MD002187. [Mapped feature: #39905 ]
|Grid reference||SS 9983 4326 (point) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||CARHAMPTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=36943 (Original Monarch entry: 36943)
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO9090
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE40
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36943
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Mar 3 2020 3:30PM
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