MMO2606 - Possible late prehistoric hut circle on Spangate Land (Monument)

Summary

A small circular platform is visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s. The 18 metre diameter platform appears to be terraced into the upper slopes of Spangate Land. It may be the remains of a hut circle of later prehistoric date.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small circular platform is visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s on Spangate Land, Cutcombe parish, centred on circa SS 92004088 approximately 350 metres to the northeast of North Combe. On aerial photographs of the 1940s it appears to be terraced into the upper slopes of Spangate Land at an elevation of just over 320 metres above Ordnance Datum. Unfortunately it is not visible on later aerial photographs and may be obscured by vegetation or levelled by modern agricultural improvements. The function of the 18 metre diameter platform is unclear, but it may be the remains of a hut circle of later prehistoric date. Two ring shaped cropmarks were previously reported about 100 metres to the south of this feature and, although not identified on the ground, may be associated with the feature recorded here. [1-2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 4176-7 (11 April 1947).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 SW. MD002186. [Mapped feature: #46659 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9200 4087 (20m by 20m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94SW
Civil Parish CUTCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW115
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1479617

Record last edited

Aug 18 2020 10:47AM

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