MSO8112 - Post-medieval tree-ring enclosure northeast of Frogwell Lodge (Monument)

Summary

A post-medieval circular tree ring enclosure on Haddon Hill is 33.6 metres in overall diameter, with a well defined bank and slight external ditch. It was once thought to be a Bronze Age barrow.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 9708 2848 Tumulus (NR) [1] Skilgate No 1, a tree clump circle. [2] As stated by Grinsell this feature is not a barrow but a tree ring. It consists of a bank with a ditch on each side and is similar to others in the vicinity (see MSO8113 and MSO8114). [3] Skilgate 1. Supposed barrow on Haddon Hill which is, as Authy 2 indicates, a tree-clump enclosure. Visited by Grinsell 8th April 1958, and A T Wicks 13th April 1928 who thought there was a barrow within the circle - listed by Grinsell as Skilgate 1a, 'doubtful or rejected'.[4] (VCH and Allcroft mention barrows on Haddon Hill without being specific). [4-7] A well preserved, circular tree ring 33.6 metres in overall diameter comprising a well defined bank 3.7 metres wide and 0.7 metres high with slight external ditch 2 metres wide and 0.3 metres deep. [8, 9] The feature is depicted but not labelled on 2018 MasterMap data. [10]

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
  • <2> Article in serial: Ginsell, L V. 1969. Somerset Barrows, Part 1. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 113. p38.
  • <3> Unpublished document: PITCHER, GHP. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 4 August 1965.
  • <4> Article in serial: Grinsell, L.V.. 1969. Somerset Barrows. Part I: West and South. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 113.
  • <5> Monograph: Page, W. (editor). 1906. The Victoria History of the County of Somerset. Archibald Constable and Company, Limited (London). 1. W Boyd Dawkins, 184, 190, 166-7(MAP).
  • <6> Monograph: Allcroft, A.H.. 1908. Earthwork of England: Prehistoric, Roman, Saxon, Danish, Norman, and Mediaeval. Macmillan (London). p 530.
  • <7> Monograph: Page, W. (editor). 1911. The Victoria History of the County of Somerset. Archibald Constable and Company, Limited (London). 2. CH Bothamley, p 532.
  • <8> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 24 February 1998.
  • <9> Report: Wilson-North, R.. 1998. Haddon Hill, Brompton Regis, Somerset: An archaeological survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. p 15.
  • <10>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #39432 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9708 2847 (24m by 24m)
Map sheet SS92NE
Civil Parish SKILGATE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11603
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8120
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8367
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 92 NE1
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 92 NE16
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36491
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36522
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34009

Record last edited

Jan 28 2020 1:31PM

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