MMO2464 - Possible late prehistoric enclosure on Swap Hill (Monument)
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Type and Period (3)
A possible small circular bank defined enclosure or large hut circle of probable later prehistoric date can be seen on aerial photographs as a low earthwork centred on circa SS 8234 4173, on the south facing slopes of Swap Hill, Exmoor parish. The possible enclosure is up to 36 metres in diameter at its widest visible point externally, 23 metres internally, but has been truncated on its southeastern side by the track bed of the proposed Simonsbath to Porlock railway. The possible enclosure can be seen only on aerial photographs of 1946 and may be non archaeological in origin. [1,2] Possible enclosure was not visible in area of peat cutting.  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. NMR RAF 106G/UK/1501 (F20) 4195-6 (13 May 1946).
- <2>XY SMO7567 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SW. MD002184. [Mapped feature: #43439 ]
- <3> SEM8493 Report: Riley, H.. 2017. Agricultural Reclamation at Larkbarrow Farm, Exmoor. Exmoor Mires Partnership ELB17 Project Report.
- <4> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1477841, Extant 20 July 2021.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8235 4172 (42m by 42m) Aerial Survey|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1477841 (Pastscape entry: 1477841)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW229
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1477841
Record last edited
Jul 20 2021 1:24PM
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