MSO10863 - Possible undated rectangular enclosure on Pinkworthy (Monument)

Summary

A subrectangular feature was noted on aerial photographs but was not visible on the ground during field survey. It is possibly a misinterpretation of other features.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Subrectangular enclosure. [1-3] SS 7290 4145. A subrectangular enclosure seen by McDonnell [3] on aerial photographs. SS 7290 4155. The reference falls on a gentle southwest facing slope of improved ground which is now reverting back to rough grass and rushes. It is a damp area covered by extensive old peat cuttings and wet hollows and linear drainage. There is no trace of this alleged enclosure which may have been a misinterpretation of some of the peat cuttings [MMO2169] which tend to be rectangular in form. [4] N.B. The grid reference in [4] does not appear to match that provided for the original record. SS 7290 4145 falls within an area occupied by MMO2227, which may account for the transcribed features. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. CPE/UK/1980 3149 (April 1947).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: September 19. HSL.UK.71-167 Run 73. 7588.
  • <3>XY Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS7241C. [Mapped feature: #46978 ]
  • <4> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 26 June 1995.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 27 January 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7290 4145 (point)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6977
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW66
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 895557
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33001

Record last edited

Jan 27 2021 5:08PM

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