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Monument Number 1139717

Hob Uid: 1139717
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Withycombe
Grid Ref : SS9990039220
Summary : An small oval enclosure on Rodhuish Common, probably of Iron Age date. It measures 31.7 metres from north to south and 28.3 metres from east to west. It is defined on the north, south and east sides by a low earth and stone bank with an average height of 0.6 metres. The western side is defined by an inward-facing scarp, cut into the natural slope of the hill. At the time of field investigation it was very overgrown with scrub.
More information : This monument was formerly recorded under SS 93 NE 6.

At SS 99890 39225 is a small oval enclosure of presumed Iron Age date. It lies on steep south-east facing slopes near the bottom of Rodhuish Common. It measures 31.7 m north-south by 28.3 m west-east. It is defined by a stony bank averaging 0.6 m high on all sides except the west: here it is marked by a 1.7 m high cut into the natural slopes.
The enclosure is very overgrown with low scrub, thorn and silver birch. As a result it is not possible to discern subtleties in the earthworks or to identify evidence for internal settlement. (1)

The enclosure described by authority (1) was seen as an earthwork and mapped from aerial photographs. (2)

SS 99903922. Earthwork enclosure of probable Iron Age date on Rodhuish Common. Scheduled. (3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : R Wilson-North, H Riley and L King 4 June 1998
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Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF CPE/UK/1980/3289 11-APR-1947
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Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 11-Aug-03
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Source : Rodhuish Common Enclosure/pencil survey
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Source : Rodhuish Common Enclosure/ink survey
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Iron Age
Display Date : Iron Age
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Monument Type : Enclosure
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 35711
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 93 NE 90
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 36609
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: BRENDON HILLS MAPPING PROJECT, NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1998-01-01
End Date : 1998-10-01