MSO11866 - Bat's Castle, Croyden Hill, Luxborough (Place)


The site is labelled on historic mapping, but it is not clear what it relates to.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

"Bat's Castle" printed on Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division 6 inch map. [1] Circular bank or flat topped mounds with possible square mound. [2,3] Classified as a military castle, but may be a hillfort (doubtful), folly or anything. [4] The 2018 MasterMap data states that Bat's Castle is approximately at SS 9719 4014, although no features are depicted here. [5] The mounds mentioned by [3] appear to be those recorded as possible gravel pits (MSO12280) and a burial cairn (MSO9091). [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. 6" SS94SE.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 4290.
  • <3> Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. SS3740A.
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council staff comments. E Dennison, 29 June 1984.
  • <5>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #46470 Approximate location of site, ]
  • <6> Verbal communication: Various. 1999-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 21 January 2020.



Grid reference SS 9719 4014 (point)
Map sheet SS94SE

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (0)

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34444

Record last edited

Jan 21 2020 4:42PM


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