MMO3041 - Circular enclosure southwest of Withypool (Monument)

Summary

A possible circular enclosure can be seen as an earthwork on aerial photographs of 1952. The date and function of the enclosure are unclear; it may be post-medieval, or non-archaeological in origin.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible circular enclosure can be seen as an earthwork on aerial photographs of 1952 to the southwest of Withypool at circa SS 8402 3537. The date and function of the enclosure are unclear, but its proximity to Waterhouse may support an interpretation as a possible building platform of post-medieval date. However, the feature is visible on only one run of aerial photograph from that year and it is possible the feature is non-archaeological in origin. [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. NMR RAF 540/860 (F20) 3104-5 (2 September 1952).
  • <2>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NW. MD002191. [Mapped feature: #32729 ]
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1488515, Extant 23 August 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8402 3537 (31m by 28m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS83NW
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NW140
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1488515

Record last edited

Aug 23 2021 9:50PM

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