MSO7384 - Prehistoric hut circle on Honeycombe Hill (Monument)

Summary

A possible prehistoric hut circle measures 4.3 metres in diameter, with traces of an entrance.

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Full Description

At SS 8564 4219 a possible hut site occurs in a small patch of pasture otherwise surrounded by heather. It is on level ground and consists of a circular bank, 1.3 metres wide and 0.2 metres high, with an overall diameter of 4.3 metres. There are traces of a 1 metre gap in the southeast. The whole is grass covered and the banks seems to be of earth but the impression is that of a small, possibly prehistoric hut. It is uncertain whether there is any connection between this and the clearance mound 75 metres to the east (MSO7376). (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. F1 NVQ 21-APR-87.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8563 4218 (point)
Map sheet SS84SE
Civil Parish LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10014
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SE90
  • National Park
  • National Trust HER Record
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36190
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 13196

Record last edited

Oct 10 2014 2:10PM

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