MSO11867 - Possible Iron Age hillfort in Whits Wood (Monument)

Summary

Two earthwork banks were noted on aerial photographs, which were thought to imply the presence of a hillfort. No evidence of the banks was found during field investigation of the site.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Double banks seen on aerial photographs in Whits Wood. [1,2] May be a hillfort. [3] The area in question is now under coniferous forest and no earthworks were discernible in the field. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: 1947. LHL CPE/UK/1980. 3193.
  • <2> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS9742B.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. ?Ed Dennison, Somerset County Council, 1 June 1984.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1998.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 976 426 (324m by 279m)
Map sheet SS94SE
Civil Parish DUNSTER, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO9465
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE48
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1119400
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34445

Record last edited

Jan 21 2020 4:29PM

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