MMO2671 - Possible late prehistoric enclosure above Hanny Combe (Monument)

Summary

A large, roughly circular terraced area visible on aerial photographs may be the remains of an enclosure of later prehistoric date. It is visible only on one aerial photograph of the 1940s and a natural origin must be considered possible.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A large, roughly circular feature is visible on aerial photographs above Hanny Combe at circa SS 9096 4200. The feature is ovoid in shape and appears to be terraced into the hillside. It measures up to circa 130 metres in diameter east to west, 110 metres north to south. It may be the remains of an enclosure of later prehistoric date but as it is visible only on one aerial photograph of the 1940s, a natural origin must be considered possible. Further investigation in the field is required. [1-2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 4174-5 (11 April 1947).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 SW. MD002186. [Mapped feature: #43065 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9095 4199 (137m by 119m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94SW
Civil Parish WOOTTON COURTENAY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (0)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW134
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1482528

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 9:49PM

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