Scheduled Monument: Lanacombe 3: a stone setting and cairn on the east side of Lanacombe
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
28 March 1996
Date last amended
The monument includes four standing stones, two recumbent stones, a cairn and the archaeologically sensitive areas between and around the features. The site is located on the south east facing slope of Lanacombe. The stones are set out in an apparently random manner with the cairn at the south eastern edge of the site which extends for 0.04ha. The standing stones are between 200mm and 500mm high, 150mm to 600mm wide and 50mm to 150mm thick. The two recumbent stones lie on the northern edge of the group. The north westernmost stone is 1m long by 600mm wide while the south easternmost is 850mm long by 200mm wide. The largest and most northerly of these two stones has three separate inscriptions on its upper face. The largest of these is a broadly cut letter V over the central apex of the letter W which in turn is over the letter O. The second inscription comprises a thinly incised vertical bar, with short horizontal lines across the top, centre and bottom, which lies next to a letter C. The third inscription is a similar, thinly incised letter T. These inscriptions post date the construction and main period of use of the monument. The cairn lies on the downslope side of the site and is 4m in diameter and 300mm high.