MMO3608 - Possible later prehistoric enclosure east of Huish Barton (Monument)

Summary

A large sub-rectangular ditched enclosure is visible on aerial photographs as a cropmark. The enclosure is bisected by a pathway but the full profile is visible. It may date to the later Prehistoric period. Further survey is required.

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Full Description

A large sub-rectangular ditched enclosure is visible on aerial photographs as a cropmark in fields east of Huish Barton, Nettlecombe. Visible as an area of darker crop growth, suggesting a ditch measuring up to 4 metres wide, the enclosure itself measures approximately 55 metres across. There is no visible entrance. The enclosure is bisected by a pathway but the full profile is visible. Its precise date is uncertain, but it may well belong to the later Prehistoric period, possibly the Iron Age. Further survey is required. Two other cropmark enclosures are visible within the same field (MMO3607 and MMO3609) [1,2]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 58/5159 (F22) 198-99 04-JUN-1962.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAL 76048 159-60 25-JUN-1976.
  • <3> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: ST 03 NE. MD002178.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ST 0554 3869 (64m by 63m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet ST03NE
Civil Parish NETTLECOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NE116
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1497799

Record last edited

Apr 2 2013 2:34PM

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