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MSO6969 - Bronze Age burial cairn associated with Lanacombe I Stone Setting

ENPHER Number:MSO6969
Name:Bronze Age burial cairn associated with Lanacombe I Stone Setting
Type of Record:Monument
Grid Reference:SS 7811 4275

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A disturbed Bronze Age burial cairn measuring 4 metres by 2.5 metres by 0.25 metres high is associated with the Lanacombe 1 prehistoric stone setting.

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Designated Status


A disturbed cairn of small stones forming two rims on the northeast and south sides of stone "L" of a prehistoric stone setting (MSO6948). It is not clear whether stone and cairn were once a single monument, or whether insertion of the stone caused damage to the cairn. The cairn material is spread 4 metres north to south and 2.5 metres east to west, and survives 0.25 metres high. Association of stone settings and small cairns has been observed elsewhere in the area (see MSO6949 setting and MSO6967 cairn, and see MSO6819 setting and MSO6970 cairn). Another small cairn lies only 15 metres to the north (MSO6968). [1]

As previously described. Surveyed at 1:2500 scale. [2-5]

The cairn was not surveyed as part of the Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment of 2009. [6]

The site was surveyed in April 2015 as part of the 2015 Exmoor Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment. It was given a survival score of 4. [7]

<1> Pattison, P, Field Investigators Comments, RCHME Field Investigation, 7 December 1988 (Unpublished document). SMO7318.

<2> RCHME, 1996, Exmoor Survey, NMR site SS 74 SE 94 (Survey). SSO1870.

<3> Wilson-North, R., Lanacombe Ink survey (Survey). SMO5632.

<4> Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, Exmoor Project (Collection). SMO5831.

<5> Wilson-North, R., Field Investigators Comments, RCHME Field Investigation, 6 July 1994 (Unpublished document). SMO7329.

<6> Bray, L.S., 2010, Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment 2009, Exmoor National Park (Report). SEM7402.

<7> Gent, T. and Manning, P., 2015, Exmoor National Park Scheduled Monument Condition Survey 2015 (Report). SEM8278.

Related records

MSO6968Related to: Bronze Age subcircular burial cairn northeast of Lanacombe 1 (Monument)
MSO6948Related to: Lanacombe I: Large stone setting at Lanacombe (Monument)

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Date Last Edited:Dec 22 2015 3:44PM


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