MMO2672 - Possible late prehistoric enclosure above Hanny Combe (Monument)

Summary

A possible bank defined enclosure is visible on aerial photographs above Hanny Combe on the eastern side of Dunkery Hill as low earthworks. This site may be the remains of an enclosure of later prehistoric date.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A bank defined enclosure is visible as low earthworks on aerial photographs, at circa SS 9077 4179, above Hanny Combe on the eastern side of Dunkery Hill. This site may be the remains of an enclosure of later prehistoric date. The banks are up to 10 metres wide and enclose an egg shaped area up to circa 60 metres across. The earthworks are very subtle and field investigation is required to test this interpretation. [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: #43066 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9077 4180 (77m by 87m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94SW
Civil Parish WOOTTON COURTENAY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW135
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1482532

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 9:47PM

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