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Monument Number 1476034

Hob Uid: 1476034
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS7887042500
Summary : An oval enclosure is visible as a very slight earthwork close to the summit of Trout Hill, Exmoor. Its precise date and function is uncertain, but its location on a prominent hillspur overlooking Hoccombe Water is reminiscent of prehistoric settlent enclosures seen elsewhere on Exmoor. The enclosure is not visible on photographs taken after 1973 and further survey is required.
More information : An oval enclosure is visible as a very slight earthwork close to the summit of Trout Hill, Exmoor. Centred at SS 7886 4250, the enclosure is roughly pear-shaped, measuring some 80 metres across at its widest point. It is defined by a low bank approximately 7 metres wide; a gap in the bank on the north side may represent an entranceway. Its precise date and function is uncertain, but its location on a prominent hillspur overlooking Hoccombe Water is reminiscent of prehistoric settlent enclosures seen elsewhere on Exmoor. The enclosure is not visible on photographs taken after 1973 and further survey is required (1).

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 106G/UK/1501 3214-15 13-MAY-1946
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Later Prehistoric
Display Date : Later Prehistoric
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -4000
Monument Type : Enclosure, Oval Enclosure
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
Display Date : Uncertain
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Monument Type : Enclosure
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SE 231
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2007-04-01
End Date : 2009-07-01