MMO3044 - Two possible late prehistoric or medieval enclosures on Kingsland Pits (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
- None recorded
Two possible sub-circular enclosures of uncertain date and function can be seen as earthworks on aerial photographs of Withypool Common. The possible enclosures are located on a small terrace on the steep north-western slopes at Kingsland Pits, overlooking Sherdon Water. Centred on circa SS 80643569, the eastern feature is roughly triangular in shape, measuring up to 27 metres at its widest point. The western enclosure is roughly circular in shape and 15 metres in diameter, centred at circa SS 80563562. They resemble a small hillslope enclosure and hut circle of later prehistoric date, but without further field investigation they could just as readily be interpreted as stock enclosures from the medieval period. (1-2)
- --- SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. ENPA MAL INFRA RED 77014 091 20-MAY-1977.
- --- SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 4364-5 11-APR-1947.
- --- SMO7574 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 NW. MD002191.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8061 3568 (122m by 56m) (Aerial Survey)|
|Civil Parish||WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1488522 (Pastscape entry: 1488522)
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1488522
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Jun 12 2015 1:57PM
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