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


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] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <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 Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980.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 Unpublished document: Riley, H..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.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1119400, Extant 19 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO9465
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE48
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1119400
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34445



Grid reference Centred SS 9765 4265 (324m by 279m)
Map sheet SS94SE

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Record last edited

May 19 2022 1:14PM


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