MMO3616 - Possible later prehistoric enclosure southwest of Fair Cross (Monument)

Summary

A large subcircular ditched enclosure is visible on aerial photographs as a cropmark. Its precise date is uncertain, but it may well date to the later Prehistoric period, possibly the Iron Age.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A large subcircular ditched enclosure is visible on aerial photographs as a cropmark in fields south west of Fair Cross, Nettlecombe. Centred at approximately ST 0503 3904, the enclosure is defined by an area of darker crop growth, probably a boundary ditch, measuring up to 4 metres wide. The enclosure itself measures some 72 metres across. The north-western edge of the enclosure has been destroyed by a hedgeline and is not visible. Its precise date is uncertain, but it may well date to the later Prehistoric period, possibly the Iron Age. Further survey is required. [1-3]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAL 76048 159-60 25-JUN-1976.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: 1990. DAP RV11,12.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: 1996. DAP ZV00,02-04.
  • <4> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: ST 03 NE. MD002178.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ST 0504 3940 (81m by 71m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet ST03NE
Civil Parish NETTLECOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12216
  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NE124
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1497839
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35275

Record last edited

May 1 2013 10:50AM

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