MSO6932 - Undated enclosure near Emmett's Grange (Monument)


An alleged enclosure, noted on aerial photographs taken in 1947 could not be found during field investigation in 1994. A possible building platform is close by, and it is possible, therefore, that the enclosure was originally mapped incorrectly.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 7557 3711. A small rectangular enclosure which is cut by a path is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1947. [1] There is no evidence of this feature at the location given by [1]. However, 80 metres to the southeast, at SS 7556 3705 is an area of amorphous scarps and at least one platform. The platform, measuring 18 metres by 27 metres, lies some 12 metres to the north of a well established farm track. The date and purpose of this and the other earthworks is uncertain. [2-3] SS 7556 3705. Broadly rectilinear platform in hillslope measuring c. 11 metres by 5 metres and surrounded on the north, east and south by slight banks c. 0.2 metres to 0.3 metres high and c. 1.0 to 1.5 metres wide. Fragments of stone are common on the surface in the vicinity and it is possible this feature is the site of a building. [4] It is not clear from the above comments whether these are two separate sites (with the first one either no longer featuring an expression on the ground or noted in error) or that the site noted by [1] was transcribed incorrectly. [5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1>XY Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. 7537B. [Mapped feature: #44368 SS7537B, ]
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. LHL/CPE/UK/1980 3451 (April 1947).
  • <3> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 12 October 1994.
  • <4>XY Report: Bray, L., Green, T., Wapshott, E. + Walls, S.. 2011. Emmett's Grange, Exmoor, Somerset: Management plan and archaeological assessment. Appendix 1, p33-4. [Mapped feature: #44369 Possible building remains, 192]
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 25 April 2018.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1099572, Extant 22 November 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10862
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE12
  • National Park: Exmoor
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1099572
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33000



Grid reference Centred SS 7560 3708 (82m by 74m) (2 map features)
Map sheet SS73NE

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Record last edited

Nov 22 2021 1:26PM


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