MSO7617 - Possible late prehistoric hut circle at Burgundy Chapel Combe (Monument)

Summary

A subcircular platform measuring 4.8 metres across is of uncertain date and function, but it may be a prehistoric hut stance.

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Full Description

Centred at SS 94803 47787 is an amorphous platform. It lies on steep north facing slopes immediately adjacent to and on the eastern side of a modern path. It is subcircular in shape and is 4.8 metres across. It is cut into the hillside by 0.4 metres on the upslope side. There is no surface stone visible on the platform. The platform is of uncertain date and function, but may be a prehistoric hut stance. Found and surveyed at 1:2500 scale as part of the RCHME survey of the Exmoor National Park holding on North Hill. [1,2] The platform referred to above [1-2] is not visible on the available aerial photography. [3,4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Report: Riley, H. and Wilson-North, R.. 1997. The field archaeology of North Hill: An archaeological survey of the Exmoor National Park holding.
  • <2>XY Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 13 November 1997. [Mapped feature: #46824 ]
  • <3> Verbal communication: Dickson, Amanda D. 2007-2009. RCHME/EH Aerial Photographers Comment (Severn Estuary NMP). Amanda Dickson, 8 May 2007.
  • <4> Archive: Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 94 NW. MD000133.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 94803 47787 (point)
Map sheet SS94NW
Civil Parish MINEHEAD WITHOUT, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO628
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12431
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW86
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1102202
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35631

Record last edited

Mar 2 2021 2:24PM

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