MSO11208 - Post-medieval charcoal burners hut and platform within Mounsey Castle (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
Small rectangular structure with evidence of a chimney. May be a charcoal burners hut. In scheduled area (see MSO9316).  The remains of a stone building with adjacent platform behind the southern rampart. This is probably a charcoal burner's shelter: there are several other well preserved charcoal burning platforms in the woods below. The building is recorded in a ruinous state state in 1890 by Page in An Exploration of Exmoor: "the ruins of a small rectangular building about six feet square covered with moss, and beautified by fern."  In private ownership. 
- <1> SSO1683 Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1965. SS82NE. 2.
- <2> SEM6895 Report: Riley, H.. 1999. Mounsey Castle and Brewer's Castle: Two Iron Age Enclosures in the Barle Valley, Somerset.
- <3> SSO1 Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records. PRN 90138.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8859 2949 (39m by 39m)|
|Civil Parish||DULVERTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Somerset SMR PRN: 33539
Record last edited
Mar 16 2020 2:43PM
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