MSO7392 - Possible prehistoric hut circle on Aldermans Barrow Allotment (Monument)

Summary

A very low ring bank or hut circle, with a possible entrance on the southeast side, levelled into the hill slope. This feature was not found during routine field reconnaissance.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 844 427. A very low ring bank or hut circle, 0.10 metres high, with a possible entrance on the southeast side was recorded by McDonnell in 1981, levelled into the hill slope at the north end of Aldermans Barrow Allotment. The feature has an internal diameter of 7.5 metres and an external diameter of 11.3 metres. (Listed under "Prehistoric"). [1] This feature was not found during routine field reconnaissance. It may have previously been erroneously plotted on the Ordnance Survey 1:10,000 record sheet at SS 8442 4177. [2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. N.B. The site was duplicated on the NRHE database. [3,4]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. McDonnell, R. 1982. Site visit 1981..
  • <2>XY Serial: Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 1851-. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. Volume 126 (1983), p65. [Mapped feature: #47326 ]
  • <3>XY Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. RCHME Field Investigation, 18 February 1997. [Mapped feature: #47327 Erroneous plotting on OS 1:10,000, ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 36308, Extant 25 June 2021.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 974913, Extant 25 June 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8441 4193 (20m by 1530m) (2 map features)
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

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External Links (2)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11362
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7413
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW49
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW76
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 36308
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 974913
  • Site of Special Scientific Interest
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33718

Record last edited

Jun 25 2021 2:44PM

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