MMO2796 - Possible later prehistoric ring cairn or hut circle on Comerslade (Monument)

Summary

A small circular feature is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork. It may be the remains of a ring cairn or hut circle, possibly dating to the later prehistoric or Bronze Age period. Further survey is required.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small circular feature is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on Comerslade, Exmoor. Centred at approximately SS 7355 3744 on the saddle of land between the two unnamed tributaries of the River Barle and Kinsford Water, the feature is very faint and difficult to discern but appears to be a ring bank. It is defined by a narrow bank measuring between 1 and 2.5 metres wide and measures approximately 14 metres across. It may be the remains of a ring cairn or hut circle, possibly dating to the later prehistoric or Bronze Age period. However, since the feature is only visible on a single photograph, further survey is required to establish a precise date and function. [1,2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. Exmoor National Park Authority Infra Red False Colour 86024 29-30 (15 June 1986).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 73 NW. MD002189. [Mapped feature: #46675 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1484760, Extant 1 December 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7355 3744 (17m by 18m)
Map sheet SS73NW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NW136
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1484760

Record last edited

Dec 1 2021 11:38AM

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