MSO11358 - Possible enclosure on Wilmersham Common (Monument)


A possible rectangular enclosure with a possible building in its northwest corner was noted on aerial photographs; however, further investigation has recorded no other evidence for this feature.

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Protected Status

Full Description

A rectangular enclosure with indications of further subdivisions was noted on aerial photographs dating to 1977. A possible building in its northwest corner was also recorded. [1,2] Not located during fieldwork. [3] There is nothing on the ground in the vicinity of the grid reference to sustain the aerial photograph mark. The relevant photograph was not available during field work, but the enclosure cannot be seen on aerial photographs of the R.A.F. or Ordnance Survey. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: May 1977. ENP MAM IRFC. 13,102.
  • <2> Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. SS8642F.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. I Burrow, Somerset County Council, 3 May 1979.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Fletcher, M.J.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 30 March 1987.



Grid reference Centred SS 8608 4217 (61m by 88m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS84SE

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7363
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SE56
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36117
  • Site of Special Scientific Interest
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33714

Record last edited

Mar 4 2020 3:32PM


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