MMO3677 - Sub-rectangular enclosure south of Clitsome Farm (Monument)

Summary

A sub rectangular enclosure of probable Later Prehistoric or Iron Age date is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1962 as a cropmark.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A sub rectangular enclosure of probable Later Prehistoric or Iron Age date is visible on aerial photographs as a cropmark in fields south of Clitsome Farm, Nettlecombe. Centred at approximately ST 0389 3905, the enclosure is defined by a darker line of crop growth, suggesting the presence of a ditch and measuring between 1 and 1.5 metres wide. The enclosure itself measures 33 metres long by 30 metres wide, and has rounded corners, a typical feature of Iron Age enclosures in this area. There is a break in the cropmark on the north-western side which may represent an entranceway, although it seems a large break for this purpose. [1]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: ST 03 NW. MD002177.
  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 58/ 5159 (F22) 201-02 04-JUN-1962.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ST 0389 3904 (42m by 41m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet ST03NW
Civil Parish NETTLECOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NW111
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1499509

Record last edited

Feb 22 2013 1:41PM

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