MSO8361 - Possible semi-circular enclosure at Brown Cottage (Monument)


Remains of a semi-circular enclosure surviving partly as current field boundaries, visible on aerial photographs taken in 1947. It surrounds a small house and has been interpreted as a possible medieval or post-medieval farmstead enclosure.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The remains of a semi-circular enclosure partially defined by current field boundaries and the road to the south which surrounds a small house. The feature has been noted because of its possible association with a medieval/post medieval farmstead enclosure common to this area. To the north and west are the remains of the water meadows associated with the Post Medieval farmstead of Lower Court Farm. The enclosure was seen as an earthwork and mapped from aerial photographs. [1] Possibly associated with quarry MSO10082 to the south. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1980/4330-1 11-APR-1947.
  • <2> Collection: RCHME: Brendon Hills Mapping Project, SS93NE.
  • <3> Unassigned: Webster, Chris Somerset Historic Environment Record. 23/12/2005.



Grid reference Centred SS 9979 3678 (61m by 44m)
Map sheet SS93NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO1160
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10081
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 NE97
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1166216
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 13918

Record last edited

Feb 11 2013 11:08AM


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