MMO2384 - Possible Bronze Age enclosure on Badgworthy Hill (Monument)

Summary

A small oval enclosure is visible as a slight earthwork and is thought to be contemporary with other Bronze Age enclosures in the vicinity.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small oval enclosure is visible as a slight earthwork on Badgworthy Hill, Brendon. Centred at approximately SS 7901 4384, the enclosure is defined by a narrow bank measuring between 1 and 1.5 metres wide, enclosing an area measuring 8 metres across. A gap in the northern edge may represent an entranceway. The feature lies less than 200 metres north-west of several other prehistoric enclosures, believed to date to the Bronze Age, and may well be contemporary with them. Due to its location within the Exmoor Firing Range, it is likely to have sustained some damage. [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. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/73087 680-81 (17 April 1973).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183. [Mapped feature: #38741 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1476280, Extant 8 June 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7901 4384 (11m by 11m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish BRENDON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE233
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1476280

Record last edited

Jun 8 2021 2:49PM

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