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Monument Number 1084996

Hob Uid: 1084996
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Minehead
Grid Ref : SS9667047330
Summary : Rectangular platform in Culver Cliff Wood measuring 21m by 18m on a spilt level. The date and function of the feature are uncertain.
More information : At SS 9667 4733 on steep north-east facing slopes in Culver Cliff Wood is a rectangular platform. It measures approximately 21 m by 18 m and is terraced into the hillside on its upper (south-western) side by 2.2 m. The platform is on a split level, with a very steep cross scarp 1.4 m high dividing it into a north-eastern and south-western half. Three mounds of material, 0.6 m high, are visible on this north-eastern half.
Access to the platform appears to have been from the north-west, where a terraced track connects it with the main path through the wood.
The function and date of this platform are uncertain, but its proximity to the building some 140 m to the north-west (SS 94 NE 48) may suggest that the two are associated. The platform is clearly depicted on the OS 1st edition 25" mapping of 1889 (1).
Found during RCHME fieldwork on the Exmoor National Park holding on North Hill and surveyed at 1:2500 scale. (2), (3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : Ordnance Survey 1st edition 25" mapping 1889 sheet Somerset xxxv.i
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : R Wilson-North 21 May 97 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source : The field archaeology of North Hill : an archaeological survey of the Exmoor National Park Holding by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England
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Source : The Field Archaeology of North Hill
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Monument Period Name : 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 94 NE 49
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Associated Monuments : 1084994
Relationship type : General association

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