MSO11053 - Undated grassmarks at Birch Cleave (Monument)


Grassmarks of unknown date were visible on aerial photographs taken in 1947. These represent ditches and banks, with a possible building. The features were not distinct during field survey.

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Type and Period (3)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small group of grass marked ditches and banks were visible on aerial photographs taken in 1947, along with possible building remains. [1, 2] There is at least one slight amorphous platform visible at ground level, but is too indistinct to allow confident measurement or interpretation. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Aerial photograph reference number . LHL CPE/UK/1980 3454 (April 1947).
  • <2> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. 7739.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. NMR site SS 73 NW 28.



Grid reference Centred SS 7798 3934 (148m by 127m)
Map sheet SS73NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33192

Record last edited

Mar 10 2021 1:55PM


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