MMO3373 - Possible Roman military camp east of Hinam Farm (Monument)

Summary

Evidence for a possible rectilinear banked enclosure defined on two or three sides by low earthwork banks, possibly the remains of a military camp of Roman date, can be seen on aerial photographs as earthworks.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Evidence for a possible banked enclosure can be seen on aerial photographs as earthworks on a relatively gentle slope 230 metres to the east of Hinam Farm at circa SS 8882 2921. The possible enclosure is suggested by low earthworks banks defining the northeast and northwest sides of a rectilinear enclosure. The northwest side appears to roughly 60 metres in length. However, the northeastern side appears incomplete, the visible section measuring by 35 metres. The date and function of the enclosure are unknown, but could possibly be the remains of a military camp of Roman date. [1-3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. ENPA IRFC 2461-2 (1982).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/95024 026-7 (12 March 1995).
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 82 NE. MD002200. [Mapped feature: #43010 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1494243, Extant 25 January 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8881 2920 (79m by 65m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS82NE
Civil Parish DULVERTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 82 NE105
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1494243

Record last edited

Jan 25 2022 5:48PM

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