MMO3607 - Possible late prehistoric enclosure north of Home Farm (Monument)

Summary

A circular or sub rectangular enclosure of uncertain date is visible on aerial photographs as a cropmark. It may well date to the later prehistoric period, possibly Iron Age, but further survey is required.

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Protected Status

Full Description

A circular or sub rectangular enclosure of uncertain date is visible on aerial photographs as a cropmark north of Home Farm, Nettlecombe. Centred at approximately ST 0597 3860, the enclosure is defined by an area of darker crop growth, suggesting the presence of a boundary ditch, measuring between 2 and 3 metres wide. The enclosure itself measures 50 metres across, but is bisected by an extant hedgeline which makes the exact profile and size difficult to discern. It may well date to the later prehistoric period, possibly Iron Age, but further survey is required. Two additional cropmark enclosures are visible within the same field (MMO3608 and MMO3609). [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. RAF 58/5159 (F22) 197-98 (4 June 1962).
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: ST 03 NE. MD002178.
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1497792, Extant 28 May 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ST 0596 3860 (38m by 54m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet ST03NE
Civil Parish NETTLECOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NE115
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1497792

Record last edited

May 28 2022 11:00PM

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