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

Summary

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.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 9719 4014 (point)
Map sheet SS94SE
Civil Parish LUXBOROUGH, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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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