MMO3199 - Bronze Age ring cairn or World War Two shell crater on Withypool Common (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
- None recorded
A circular earthwork is visible on aerial photographs on Withypool Common centred approximately on SS 8163 3509. The earthwork is visible as a ring bank about 1 metre wide defining a small circular enclosure circa 6 metres in diameter. The earthworks may be the remains of a ring cairn of possible Bronze Age date, or a shell crater caused by military training activity of Second World War date. The feature cannot be seen on aerial photographs of a later date but may be obscured by vegetation. [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. 
- <1> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1655 (F20) 4380-1 (11 July 1946).
- <2>XY SMO7580 Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 83 SW. MD002197. [Mapped feature: #47505 ]
- <3> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1492114, Extant 23 August 2021.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8163 3509 (14m by 14m)|
|Civil Parish||WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Events/Activities (1)
External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1492114 (Pastscape entry: 1492114)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NW144
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1492114
Record last edited
Aug 23 2021 9:04PM
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