MSO7499 - Undated curvilinear enclosure at Washer's Plantation (Monument)


The remains of a curvilinear enclosure, defined by field boundaries and a section of bank, visible on aerial photographs taken in 1947. It is about 65m in diameter and clearly earlier than two post-medieval field gutters.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The earthwork remains of an undated curvilinear enclosure seen centred at SS 9842 3661 which is partially defined be field boundaries with a section of curved bank on its southern side and forms the southern end of a small wood known as Washers Plantation. The enclosure appears to be respected by two ditches of a catch water meadow system of medieval or post-medieval date. The date and function of the enclosure are unknown. The site was mapped from aerial photographs. [1,2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: 23-JAN-1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1944/4147 23-JAN-1947.
  • <2>XY Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS93NE. [Mapped feature: #39689 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 9842 3661 (71m by 73m)
Map sheet SS93NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO1159
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10080
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE96
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1166199
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 13917

Record last edited

Apr 27 2020 2:59PM


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