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Monument Number 1494226

Hob Uid: 1494226
Location :
Dorset
West Stafford
Grid Ref : SY7081089740
Summary : A possible ring ditch visible as cropmarks on an aerial photograph taken in AUgust 1996. Located circa 70 metres southwest of the Mount Pleasant henge enclosure, it is just 8 metres in diameter.
More information : A ring ditch located southwest of the Mount Pleasant henge enclosure, it measures circa 8 metres in maximum internal diameter. it lies circa 70 metres southwest of the henge's southwestern entrance, and around 140 metres south of Conquer Barrow. It was photographed on 5th August 1996 by Francesca Radcliffe. Along with several other features photographed on that day, it has not appeared since. Its location and small size set it apart from the other ring ditches recorded during the 2004-5 AP survey of Mount Pleasant. The others are all to the east or southeast of the henge, and range in size from 13 metres to 32 metres. (1,2)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : Francesca Radcliffe aerial photography FR 198/26 05-AUG-1996
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Mount Pleasant, Dorset. A Survey of the Neolithic Henge and associated features as seen on aerial photographs. EH Aerial Survey Report, Research Dept. Report Series.
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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 : Ring Ditch
Evidence : Cropmark

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SY 78 NW 101
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Associated Monuments : 453935
Relationship type : General association

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