MSO9338 - Possible circular enclosure on Varle Hill (Monument)

Summary

An possible enclosure on Varle Hill was noted on aerial photographs but could not be found during field investigation in 1997.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A circular, embanked enclosure, lying on a formerly ploughed area was noted from aerial photographs. [1] The site could be vaguely discerned as a grassed area in rough grazing and gorse on the north facing slope of Varle Hill. There is no clear trace of the circular feature, though there is a slight terracing in the hillside. [2] Field investigation by RCHME in the general locality revealed no such feature. The area has been cultivated in the past, but has now reverted to high gorse and rough pasture. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Meridian Air Maps. 1977-1978. Infrared False Colour Aerial Photography. 12.067 (May 1977).
  • <2> Unpublished document: Burrow, I.. 1979. Site Visit Form of the Varle Hill Enclosure.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 24 July 1997.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8893 3199 (87m by 76m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS83SE
Civil Parish DULVERTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11223
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 SE23
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 932857
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33559

Record last edited

Sep 1 2017 1:49PM

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