MMO3609 - Possible late prehistoric enclosure east of Huish Barton (Monument)

Summary

A sub rectangular ditched enclosure of uncertain date is visible on aerial photographs as a cropmark. It possibly dates to the later Prehistoric period, possibly the Iron Age. Further survey is required.

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Protected Status

Full Description

A sub rectangular ditched enclosure of uncertain date is visible on aerial photographs as a cropmark in a field east of Huish Barton, Nettlecombe. Centred at approximately ST 0562 3865, the enclosure is defined by an area of darker crop growth, probably a ditch, measuring up to 1.5 metres wide. The enclosure itself measures some 28 metres across. A break in the cropmark is visible on the north-western side, with traces of a terminus, suggesting a possible entranceway. The precise date of the enclosure is uncertain, but it may well belong to the later Prehistoric period, possibly the Iron Age. Two further cropmark enclosures are visible within the field which may be associated with this feature (MSO3607 and MSO3608). Further survey is required. [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. RAF 58/5159 (F22) 198-99 (4 June 1962).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAL 76048 159-60 (25 June 1976).
  • <3> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: ST 03 NE. MD002178.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1497802, Extant 28 May 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ST 0562 3865 (32m by 27m) (2 map features)
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 NE117
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1497802

Record last edited

May 28 2022 11:04PM

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