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

"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]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. 6" SS83NW.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. M Aston, 30 November 1976.
  • <3> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS8237h.
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. CPE/UK/1980 3319 (April 1947).



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

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6715
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NW13
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 35761
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33593

Record last edited

Apr 10 2017 3:08PM


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