MMO2679 - Possible hut circle, enclosure and field system on eastern slopes of Dunkery Hill (Monument)

Summary

A possible hut circle, associated enclosure and evidence for a field system are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs and may represent later prehistoric, medieval or post-medieval settlement on Dunkery Hill.

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Type and Period (3)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible hut circle, associated enclosure and evidence for a field system are visible as earthworks on aerial photographs. The remains can be seen on the eastern slopes of Dunkery Hill above Hanny Combe, Wootton Courtenay parish. The field boundary earthworks appear to enclose the possible hut circle, centred on circa SS 9152 4213. The possible settlement earthworks are difficult to interpret but appear to be the remains of a small hut or structure, about 10 metres in diameter, abutted on the western side by a rectilinear field boundary. Further earthwork banks define a larger enclosure or field system, visible up to 200 metres from the structure. The earthworks may represent later prehistoric settlement on Dunkery Hill, or may be fragmentary evidence of failed medieval or post-medieval enclosure, similar to and perhaps contemporary with more extensive remains to the south and northeast. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/70381 038-9 (23 September 1970).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 SW. MD002186. [Mapped feature: #43070 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9157 4211 (282m by 233m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94SW
Civil Parish WOOTTON COURTENAY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (0)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW142
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1482578

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 9:37PM

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