MSO10871 - Undated circular enclosure south of the Chains Valley (Monument)


A large subcircular enclosure has been noted on aerial photographs as a cropmark.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A circular mound with enclosing ditch at SS 745 413. [1,2] SS 745 413. The reference falls in an area of improved pasture at the southeast end of The Chains ridge. There is no trace of a mound or ditch in the vicinity. (This may be a (mis)reference to MSO6837, a ditched barrow only some 200 metres up the ridge to the north-north-east?) . [3] The above National Grid Reference does not correspond with that given in the Exmoor Aerial Photograph survey which lies at SS 7449 4118. The photograph appears to show a large (c80 metres across) sub circular enclosure showing as a cropmark rather than a mound. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: September 19. HSL.UK.71-167 Run 75. 7602.
  • <2>XY Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. 7441. [Mapped feature: #46492 Original grid reference provided, ]
  • <3> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 3 May 1995.
  • <4>XY Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. Chris Webster, Somerset Historic Environment Record, December 1997. [Mapped feature: #46491 Aerial photograph survey location, ]



Grid reference Centred SS 7449 4124 (10m by 120m)
Map sheet SS74SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6981
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW70
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 895565
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33009

Record last edited

Oct 7 2020 12:55PM


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