MSO12195 - Possible post-medieval house platform on Tarr Ball Hill (Monument)


An ovoid platform is terraced into the hillslope and is associated with a nearby field bank. It may represent a post-medieval field platform.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Roughly circular area levelled into hillslope, consistent in size with a hut platform. [1] A small building platform lies at the head of a stream on Tarr Ball Hill at SS 86696 43580. It lies on a west facing slope, overlooking Nutscale Water, and comprises an ovoid platform, 5.8 metres north to south by 3.8 metres east to west. The platform is terraced into the hillslope. A pile of rubble lies in the southwest corner. Close to the platform, a field bank runs for 60 metres. The features were surveyed using GPS for the East Exmoor Project. The form of the platform and its association with the well defined field bank, suggest that it is more likely to be post medieval in date than prehistoric. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. AP Preece, 1 January 1992.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 23 January 1997.



Grid reference SS 86695 43579 (point) (GPS derived)
Map sheet SS84SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7416
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SE100
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1071720
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35253

Record last edited

Mar 4 2020 3:26PM


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