MSO11032 - Cairn or hut circle, Elsworthy, Exmoor (Monument)

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Type and Period (3)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Complex of stony banks up to 0.7m high forming a circular feature with two sub-rectangular enclosed lower levels which correspond in height to the surrounding ground surface. Difficult to distinguish between a ruined hut circle or a robbed cairn. [1] Centred at SS 8107 4111 are the remains of a cairn. It comprises an irregular spread of surface stone 11.5 m across and 0.3m high. The northern and eastern part is best preserved with a well-defined, curving edge. The remainder has been extensively robbed and disturbed, probably during the construction of the Porlock-Simonsbath Railway (PRN 33046). [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unassigned: McDonnell, R. 20/7/1983.
  • <2> Report: McDonnell, R. 1985. Recommendations for the Management.... 77 (site 242).
  • <3> Map: 1995. SS84SW. 65.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8107 4110 (23m by 22m)
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33171

Record last edited

Sep 4 2017 8:16PM

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