Site Event/Activity record EEM14512 - 2014: WS - Larkbarrow Farm

Technique(s)

Organisation

South West Archaeology

Date

March/April 2014

Description

South West Archaeology Ltd. was engaged by the Historic Environment Officer for the Exmoor Mire Project to undertake a non-intrusive walkover survey of the proposed mire restoration area on Larkbarrow Farm, Exmoor (NGR: SS 8202 4290). The results of this walkover survey will help to mitigate the threats that the proposed drainage ditch blocking may pose to the historic environment. The survey also aimed to identify archaeological features which might require further mitigation work prior to the blocking of drainage ditches. In total, 104 features were recorded during this walkover survey, of which 94 were wholly unknown. These included mineral extraction works, holloways, hollows and pits, mounds, and a series of individual stones. Some of these monuments are worthy of further recording prior to any ditch blocking activity. The principal features, as plotted from LiDAR data, were shell holes derived from the use of the northern part of the site as a firing range during World War Two.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: Morris, B.. 2014. Larkbarrow Farm, Exmoor: Results of a walkover survey.

Map

Location

Location Larkbarrow Farm, Exmoor, Somerset
Grid reference Centred SS 8159 4293 (2316m by 3021m) (Surveyed)
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Related Monuments/Buildings (41)

  • Possible Prehistoric Standing Stone or Rubbing Stone on Larkbarrow (Monument)
  • 19th Century prospecting pit or quarry northeast of Larkbarrow Corner (Monument)
  • 19th Century quarry east of Larkbarrow (Monument)
  • 19th Century quarry southeast of Larkbarrow (Monument)
  • Bronze Age burial cairn northeast of Kittuck Meads stone setting (Monument)
  • Kittuck Hill Stone Setting (Monument)
  • Possible Post Medieval Hollow Way on Madacombe (Monument)
  • Possible post-medieval hollow way south of Tom's Farm (Monument)
  • Possible prehistoric burial cairn on Kittuck Hill (Monument)
  • Possible Prehistoric Burial Cairn on Kittuck's Hill (Monument)
  • Possible Prehistoric Burial Cairn on Kittuck's Hill (Monument)
  • Possible Prehistoric Cairn on Kittucks Hill (Monument)
  • Possible Prehistoric Circular Enclosure on Kitticks Mead (Monument)
  • Possible Prehistoric Standing Stone on Kittucks Mead (Monument)
  • Possible Prehistoric Standing Stone overlooking Madacombe (Monument)
  • Possible Second World War Feature or Undated Hollow on Kittuck's Mead. (Monument)
  • Possible Second World War Target Mound South of Tom's Farm (Monument)
  • Possible Second World War Target on Kittuck's Hill (Monument)
  • Possible Second World War Target on Kittuck's Hill (Monument)
  • Possible Second World War Target on Kittuck's Hill (Monument)
  • Possible Second World War Target on Kittuck's Hill (Monument)
  • Second World War Shell Crater on Kittucks Mead (Monument)
  • Second World War Shell Crater on Kittucks Mead (Monument)
  • Second World War Shell Crater on Larkbarrow (Monument)
  • Second World War Shell Craters on Larkbarrow (Monument)
  • Second World War Shell Hole southeast of Tom's Farms (Monument)
  • Two Possible Second World War Shell Craters on Kittucks Mead (Monument)
  • Undated circular feature at Three Combes Foot (Monument)
  • Undated hollow on Kittucks Mead (Monument)
  • Undated hollow on Kittucks Mean (Monument)
  • Undated hollow on Larkbarrow (Monument)
  • Undated mound near Larkbarrow (Monument)
  • Undated Mound on Kittuck's Hill (Monument)
  • Undated Mound on Kittuck's Mead (Monument)
  • Undated Mound on Kittuck's Mead (Monument)
  • Undated Pit on Kittuck's Hill (Monument)
  • Undated Platform near Tom's Farm (Monument)
  • Undated Possible Shell Crater on Kittucks Mead (Monument)
  • Undated Possible Shell Crater on Larkbarrow (Monument)
  • Undated Possible Shell Crater on Larkbarrow (Monument)
  • Undated surface stone on Kittucks Mead (Non-antiquity)

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (1)

  • 2014-2015: WS - Larkbarrow, Mires Project

Record last edited

Aug 17 2018 4:07PM