MSO11403 - Undated enclosure or field boundary at Monkslade Common (Monument)


A low broad bank forming a circular enclosure on Monkslade Common is visible on an aerial 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. [1,2] On the ground the enclosure could not be found, but at the same location is a linear earth and stone bank 2.2 metres wide and 0.3 metres high, running for some 25 metres from west to east. [3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS9939.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 3288.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 4 June 1998.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1127623, Extant 19 April 2022.



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

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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
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1127623
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33759

Record last edited

Apr 19 2022 3:44PM


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