MEM22098 - Prehistoric cairn and possible associated gully near Lanacombe II Stone Setting (Monument)

Summary

A cairn and gully were recorded during excavation in 2009; however, no dating evidence for the features was recovered.

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A cairn that appeared as a modest, irregular spread on the surface was excavated in 2009. This showed that the cairn is substantial and has a degree of structural regularity. The core of the cairn is defined by a rectangular layering of steeply sloping slabs of sandstone, this technique resulted in a roughly square cairn. Chunks of sandstone were added to the northeast and southwest to create a boat shaped structure. To investigate the possibly of pre-cairn activity, a 1 metre wide slot was excavated through the core of the cairn; however, there were no dateable results. 2.6 metres to the south east of the cairn is a possible linear gully. The cut is steep, regular and straight, reaching to a depth of 0.5 metres below the natural. [1]

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  • <1> Report: Gillings, M., Taylor, J. + Pollard, J.. 2009. The Miniliths of Exmoor Project: Report on the 2009 Excavations. P. 7-10.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7837 4288 (8m by 5m)
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Jun 15 2021 4:43PM

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