MMO3684 - Oval enclosure northwest of Stamborough Farm (Monument)

Summary

An oval enclosure of possible Later Prehistoric date is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1962 as a cropmark. Only half of the enclosure is visible; the other half disappears into unsympathetic crops.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An oval enclosure of possible Later Prehistoric date is visible on aerial photographs as a cropmark in fields north-west of Stamborough Farm, Old Cleeve. Centred at approximately ST 0252 the feature is visible as a narrow band of darker crop growth, suggesting the presence of a ditch, which forms a curvilinear enclosure measuring 47 metres long by 55 metres wide. Only half of the enclosure is visible; the other half disappears into unsympathetic crops. There is no trace of an entranceway or of any internal features. [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 (F21) 202-03 04-JUN-1962.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ST 0253 3693 (71m by 56m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet ST03NW
Civil Parish OLD CLEEVE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NW115
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1499542

Record last edited

Feb 22 2013 3:10PM

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