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Monument Number 1477922

Hob Uid: 1477922
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS8059241111
Summary : A square platform of uncertain date and function is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on Elsworthy, Exmoor parish. The platform is approximately 100 metres to the east of a Barrow of Bronze Age date which itself is surrounded by peat cuttings of probable-nineteenth century date.
More information : A square is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork on Elsworthy, Exmoor parish. The platform is roughly 15 metres across and centred on circa SS 80594111, approximately 100 metres to the east of a Barrow of Bronze Age date which itself is surrounded by peat cuttings of probable-nineteenth century date. The date and function of the platform are uncertain, but it may be the remains of a peat drying platform, or simply an artefact of the peat extraction and non-archaeological in origin. (1)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR OS/73109 979-80 29-APR-1973
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Peat Stand
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
Display Date : Uncertain
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Monument Type : Platform
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 SW 241
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1477898
Relationship type : General association

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