MSO6786 - Circular cropmark of unknown date on Wellshead Allotment (Monument)

Summary

An indistinct roughly circular dark mark is visible in a field under pasture on aerial photographs taken in 1977. A feature is visible in the area on LiDAR data.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A roughly circular dark mark is visible in a field under pasture on aerial photographs taken in May 1977. This is located on a slope on Wellshead Allotment. On the 1977 aerial photograph the feature does not have a distinct outline and may result from natural variation in vegetation. [1-2] A possible enclosure is visible in the area on a number of other sources, though it is not as obvious as on the 1977 aerial photographs. On LiDAR data two sides of a possibly circular feature are noted, on 2013 aerial photographs these two features can also be seen as fine darker line of vegetation. Aerial photographs taken in 1946-8 also show a potential feature, but the resolution of the images is lower than the more recent sources mentioned and the image is less well defined. [3-5] The feature was transcribed by McDonnell and described as a large dark circular mound, plotted at SS 8305 4155. [6,7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560. SS84SW.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. ENP MAM IRFC 13/105-106 (May 1977).
  • <3> Cartographic materials: Geomatics. 2010. LiDAR (DTM or DSM). DTM.
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Getmapping. 2013. Vertical Aerial Photography of Exmoor National Park.
  • <5> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.
  • <6> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAM 13/104 (May 1977).
  • <7>XY Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS8341C. [Mapped feature: #40855 SS8341C]

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8305 4155 (point)
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11291
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW72
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 974903
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33633

Record last edited

Apr 7 2020 10:49PM

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