MSO10083 - Circular enclosure on Lype Common (Monument)


A circular enclosure on Lype Common, 22m in diameter. It is defined by a ditch and bank but is of uncertain date and function. It was visible on aerial photographs taken in 1947 and 1969.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The earthwork remains of a small circular enclosure of unknown date and function seen on Lype Common at SS 9550 3702. The enclosure is defined by an outer ditch and an inner bank and has a diameter of 22m. The enclosure was seen as an earthwork and mapped from aerial photographs. [1]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: SS93NE. 98.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: 11-APR-1947. RAF CPE/UK/1980 4337 11-APR-1947.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: 26-NOV-1969. CUCAP (BAE 91-92).



Grid reference Centred SS 9549 3701 (28m by 25m)
Map sheet SS93NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO1161
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7500
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE98
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1166220
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 13920

Record last edited

Feb 1 2013 2:46PM


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