MSO11252 - Undated cropmark southwest of Pennycombe Valley (Monument)


A cropmark was noted on Ordnance Survey mapping. This appears to be the feature McDonnell has transcribed from aerial photographs as a "dark mound", possibly a bonfire.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 8297 3723. "Cropmark" written on Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division 6 inch map. [1] No further information. [2] The feature is included on McDonnell's aerial transcriptions dating from the 1980s. It appears to be the feature he describes as "Dark mound (?) with surrounding lighter area (bonfire?)". This requires confirmation. [3,4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. 6" SS83NW.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. M Aston, 30 November 1976.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. CPE/UK/1980 3319 (April 1947).
  • <4> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS8237h.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 35761, Extant 23 August 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6715
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NW13
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 35761
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33593



Grid reference Centred SS 8296 3722 (27m by 34m) Aerial survey
Map sheet SS83NW

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Record last edited

Aug 23 2021 4:23PM


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