MMO2389 - Possible prehistoric enclosure on Trout Hill (Monument)

Summary

A possible circular banked enclosure is visible on aerial photographs as a slight earthwork. It is apparently terraced into the hillside and resembles the prehistoric settlement enclosures seen elswhere on Exmoor.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1501 4074-75 (13 May 1946).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 SE. MD002183. [Mapped feature: #47266 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1476343, Extant 8 June 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7812 4228 (23m by 24m)
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE238
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1476343

Record last edited

Jun 8 2021 2:29PM

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