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monument Word or Phrase:PALISADED HILLTOP ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:A small, defended settlement dating to the Early Iron Age, located on spurs, promontories or hilltops. The defences are marked by single or double trenches which originally held substantial palisades.

monument Word or Phrase:DOUBLE DITCHED ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:An area of land enclosed by two parallel ditches. Use with specific shaped enclosure where known.

monument Word or Phrase:SUBRECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:A monument consisting of an area enclosed by a ditch, bank, wall, palisade or similar barrier, where the barrier follows an almost rectangular course.

monument Word or Phrase:MULTIPLE ENCLOSURE FORT *  
Definition:Hillslope forts with wide spaced ramparts.

monument Word or Phrase:CLOTHES LINE ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:A small rectangular or sub circular area or areas bounded by an earthwork, ditch or similar boundary, where one side is formed by an existing linear boundary, forming a pattern reminiscent of clothes hanging from a washing line.

monument Word or Phrase:SUB CIRCULAR ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:A monument consisting of an area enclosed by a ditch, bank, wall, palisade or similar barrier, where the barrier follows a circular course, but is not regularly laid out.

monument Word or Phrase:CURVILINEAR ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:A monument consisting of an area of land enclosed by a ditch, bank, wall, palisade or similar barrier, where the boundary follows an irregular curving course.

monument Word or Phrase:PIT DEFINED ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:An enclosure where the boundary consists of a line of discrete pits, as opposed to a continuous ditch. Use with a term that describes the shape of the monument.

monument Word or Phrase:RECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:A rectangular shaped area of land enclosed by a boundary ditch, bank, wall, palisade or similar barrier.

monument Word or Phrase:RECTILINEAR ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:A monument consisting of an area of land enclosed by a ditch, bank, wall, palisade or similar barrier, where the barrier consists of several straight or near straight sections.

monument Word or Phrase:TRAPEZOIDAL ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:An area of land, roughly shaped like a trapezoid and enclosed by a boundary ditch, bank, wall, palisade or similar barrier.

monument Word or Phrase:CAUSEWAYED ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:A Neolithic monument comprising an irregularly circular enclosing ditch, interrupted by frequent causeways, and often accompanied by an internal bank, also causewayed.

monument Word or Phrase:GOAL POST ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:A single ditched 3-sided rectilinear enclosure.

monument Word or Phrase:PALISADED ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:An enclosed settlement surrounded by a single or double row of close-set timbers embedded in a foundation trench, without ditches or banks.

monument Word or Phrase:POLYGONAL ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:An area of land, roughly shaped like a polygon and enclosed by a boundary ditch, bank, wall, palisade or similar barrier.

monument Word or Phrase:SPECTACLE ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:A site consisting of, usually two, sub-circular enclosures linked by a linear ditch running tangentially to the enclosure boundaries. Characteristic of the later prehistoric period in the Wessex region.

monument Word or Phrase:STOCKADED ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:An enclosure surrounded by a wooden stockade. A rare site type of Neolithic date.

monument Word or Phrase:TREE ENCLOSURE RING *  
Definition:A circular bank in which trees have been planted for ornamental purposes or to create an enclosure. May exist purely as a bank which has been formed over the stumps of the trees which had been planted to form the enclosure.

monument Word or Phrase:CIRCULAR ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:A circular shaped area of land enclosed by a boundary ditch, bank, wall, palisade or similar barrier.

monument Word or Phrase:D SHAPED ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:An area of land, in the shape of a D, enclosed by a boundary ditch, bank, wall, palisade or similar barrier.

monument Word or Phrase:DEFENDED ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:An enclosed area of land of varying size and shape which shows traces of defence.

monument Word or Phrase:FUNERARY ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:An enclosure, usually private, used for burial. Often found within a cemetery.

monument Word or Phrase:MORTUARY ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:A subrectangular earthen enclosure defined by a ditch, usually with an internal bank, assumed to have been used for the primary exposure or burial of human remains in the Neolithic period prior to secondary burial elsewhere.

monument Word or Phrase:WILD CAT ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:An enclosure for wild cats such as Lions and Tigers

monument Word or Phrase:DITCHED ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:An area of land enclosed by one or several boundary ditches. Double index with a term to indicate the shape of the enclosure where known.

monument Word or Phrase:HILLTOP ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:A substantial area of ground surrounded by slight univallate earthwork often interpreted as stock enclosures or as sites where agricultural produce was stored.

monument Word or Phrase:ANNEXE ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:A subsidiary enclosure externally attached to an enclosure of known or unknown date and function. The annexe is generally smaller than, and secondary to, the main enclosure. Use more specific site type where known. Do not use for Roman military sites.

monument Word or Phrase:SQUARE ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:A square shaped area of land enclosed by a boundary ditch, bank, wall, palisade or similar barrier. Small square enclosures (with sides of less than c.20m) have been interpreted as the remains of square barrows of Iron Age date.

monument Word or Phrase:BANJO ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:A monument consisting of a small (generally less than 100m diameter) subcircular enclosure with a narrow approach way consisting of parallel ditches (thus banjo shaped). Believed to be associated with stock management in the Later Prehistoric period.

monument Word or Phrase:HENGE ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:A late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age earthwork enclosure distinguished from a henge primarily by its larger size, irregular shape, and greater complexity of internal features.

monument Word or Phrase:LEMUR ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:An enclosure, usually within a zoo, designed to represent the natural environment for Lemurs, including shelter.

monument Word or Phrase:STOCK ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:A pound for the accommodation of livestock.

monument Word or Phrase:BEAR ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:An enclosure, usually within a zoo, designed to represent the natural environment for bears, including shelter. For bear baiting enclosures use BEAR PIT.

monument Word or Phrase:OVAL ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:An oval shaped area of land enclosed by a boundary ditch, bank, wall, palisade or similar barrier.

monument Word or Phrase:RING ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:A small circular enclosure defined by a turf or earthern bank.

monument Word or Phrase:TOR ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:A large hilltop or hillslope enclosure in South West England, located close to rock outcrops, and surrounded by one or more circuits of stone built walls. All are prehistoric; some are definitely Neolithic.

monument Word or Phrase:ENCLOSURE *  
Definition:An area of land enclosed by a boundary ditch, bank, wall, palisade or other similar barrier. Use specific type where known.

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