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Monument Number 1488522

Hob Uid: 1488522
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Withypool and Hawkridge
Grid Ref : SS8061435688
Summary : Two possible sub-circular enclosures of uncertain date and function can be seen as earthworks on aerial photographs of Withypool Common. The possible enclosures are located on a small terrace on the steep north-western slopes at Kingsland Pits, overlooking Sherdon Water. The enclosures could readily date from the later prehistoric period to the medieval period; further field investigation is required.
More information : Two possible sub-circular enclosures of uncertain date and function can be seen as earthworks on aerial photographs of Withypool Common.
The possible enclosures are located on a small terrace on the steep north-western slopes at Kingsland Pits, overlooking Sherdon Water. Centred on circa SS 80643569, the eastern feature is roughly triangular in shape, measuring up to 27 metres at its widest point. The western enclosure is roughly circular in shape and 15 metres in diameter, centred at circa SS 80563562.
They resemble a small hillslope enclosure and hut circle of later prehistoric date, but without further field investigation they could just as readily be interpreted as stock enclosures from the medieval period. (1-2)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF CPE/UK/1980 (F20) 4364-5 11-APR-1947
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Source Number : 2
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : ENPA MAL INFRA RED 77014 091 20-MAY-1977
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Rectilinear Enclosure, Hut Circle
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Pound
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 83 NW 143
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Related Warden Records :
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