MMO2689 - Possible later prehistoric enclosure south of Ranscombe Farm (Monument)

Summary

Low earthworks visible on aerial photographs have been interpreted as the remains of a small Dshaped bank and ditch defined enclosure, possibly of later prehistoric date.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Low earthworks visible on aerial photographs have been interpreted as the remains of a D shaped enclosure, possibly of later prehistoric date. The earthworks are located approximately 450 metres to the south of Ranscombe Farm at circa SS 9477 4270. The earthworks are somewhat fragmentary but appear to consist of an outer bank up to 5 metres wide, enclosing a ditch up to 10 metres in width. The ditch defines an enclosure approximately 25 by 30 metres in size. No entrance or internal features can be seen. [1-2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF 58/2665 (F21) 0075-6 (8 January 1959).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 94 SW. MD002186. [Mapped feature: #32453 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9476 4270 (59m by 58m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS94SW
Civil Parish WOOTTON COURTENAY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW152
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1482629

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 8:54PM

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