MMO2389 - Possible prehistoric enclosure on Trout Hill (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
A possible circular banked enclosure is visible on aerial photographs as a slight earthwork on Trout Hill, Exmoor, opposite the Lanacombe sheepfold. Centred at SS 7812 4228, the enclosure is defined by a spread bank measuring up to 2 metres wide, and enclosing an area approximately 18 metres in diameter. A break in the bank on the southeastern side may represent an entranceway. The enclosure is apparently terraced into the hillside above an unnamed stream, and resembles the prehistoric settlement enclosures seen elswhere on Exmoor. However, it appears to be poorly preserved, and further survey is required. [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. 
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1501 4074-75 (13 May 1946).
- <2>XY SMO7566 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183. [Mapped feature: #47266 ]
- <3> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1476343, Extant 8 June 2021.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7812 4228 (23m by 24m)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1476343 (Pastscape entry: 1476343)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE238
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1476343
Record last edited
Jun 8 2021 2:29PM
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