MSO11112 - Modern cropmarks north of Redcross Farm (Monument)


Grass marks of subcircular and rectangular features north of Redcross Farm, noted on aerial photographs, are of modern origin, possibly relating to the venue of an agricultural show.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Grass marks showing two large subcircular features and a rectangular shape south of Renford Knap. [1,2] There is no field evidence for this possible feature; the field is level and is under improved pasture. [3] The features described above, were clearly visible on the Somerset County Council photographs [1] as well as several sorties held by the Exmoor National Park Authority [4]. The rectangular feature is the footings for a modern (temporary) building and the circular parch marks are considered also be modern, possibly relating to the site being used as a venue for a horse/agricultural show. [5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: September 19. HSL.UK.71-177 Run 95. 8759.
  • <2>XY Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS9430A. [Mapped feature: #34063 ]
  • <3> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1997.
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. ENP 1981/IRFC 8758-9 (18 August 1981).
  • <5> Archive: Dyer, C.. 1998-1998. RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS 93 SW. AF1133201.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. 6" SS93SW.
  • <7> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1094998, Extant 9 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO582
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8876
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SW14
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1094998
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33409



Grid reference Centred SS 9436 3092 (154m by 157m)
Map sheet SS93SW

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Record last edited

May 9 2022 1:51PM


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