MSO11403 - Enclosure at Monkslade Common (Monument)


A low broad bank forming a circular enclosure on Monkslade Common is visible on an air photograph taken in 1947. On the ground only a single linear field bank was observed, running for some 25 metres.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Low broad bank forming circular enclosure on Monkslade Common was seen on an air photograph. [1] On the ground the enclosure could not be found, but at the same location is a linear earth and stone bank 2.2 m wide and 0.3 m high, running for some 25 m from west to east. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. 9939.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 3288.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. R Wilson-North 4 June 1998 RCHME Field Investigation.



Grid reference Centred SS 9979 3916 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet SS93NE

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7465
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE30
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1127623
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33759

Record last edited

Feb 1 2013 3:47PM


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