MMO3674 - Possible Iron Age rectangular enclosure northwest of King's Wood (Monument)

Summary

A possible rectangular enclosure is visible on aerial photographs as a cropmark. Given the size and form of the enclosure it may well be prehistoric, possibly Iron Age in date, but further survey is required.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible rectangular enclosure is visible on aerial photographs as a cropmark in fields north west of King's Wood, Nettlecombe. Centred at approximately ST 0444 3750, three sides of an enclosure are visible as a line of darker crop growth, indicating the presence of a ditch. The cropmark itself measures some 2 metres wide, and forms an enclosures measuring at least 43 metres long by 35 metres wide. There is no indication of an entranceway, but the south side of the enclosure is not visible. Given the size and form of the enclosure it may well be Prehistoric, possibly Iron Age in date, but further survey is required. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAL 76048 173-74 25-JUN-1976.
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: ST 03 NW. MD002177.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ST 0444 3749 (57m by 40m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet ST03NW
Civil Parish NETTLECOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NW108
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1499489

Record last edited

Jul 25 2018 1:39PM

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