MEM15396 - 19th Century clearance cairn on Swap Hill (Monument)
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A small, irregular stony mound, SS 8192 4231, lies adjacent to a fieldbank, 450 metres to the south of Larkbarrow farmhouse, on the north facing slopes of Swap Hill. The turf covered mound, measuring 3.5 metres north to south by 3 metres east to west, has large stones visible on the surface and stands to a height of 0.3 metres. The mound is probably a clearance cairn related to the 19th Century agricultural improvements in the area.  The feature was recorded at 1:2500 scale using GPS equipment as part of an archaeological survey of the Larkbarrow area. The survey was carried out by the Exeter office of English Heritage at the request of the Exmoor National Park Authority. A client report was produced as part of the survey work and is available from the NMRC, Swindon. 
- <1> SMO5111 Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. Jamieson, E. 2001.
- <2> SEM4 Report: Jamieson, E.. 2001. Larkbarrow Farm, Exmoor, Somerset. English Heritage.
- <3> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1341553, Extant 17 March 2022.
|Grid reference||SS 8190 4229 (point) Surveyed|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (2)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1341553 (Pastscape entry: 1341553)
- http://www.somersetheritage.org.uk/record/15225 (Somerset HER entry: 15225)
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10160
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW165
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1341553
- Somerset SMR PRN: 15225
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Mar 17 2022 2:11PM
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