MEM23182 - Prehistoric clearance cairn on Lanacombe (Monument)

Summary

A probable prehistoric clearance cairn was visible as a low mound during walkover survey in 2013. The feature is likely associated with MSO7102.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

As part of the Exmoor Mires Project, Cornwall Council Historic Environment Service were contracted to undertake a non-intrustive walkover survey of the proposed mire restoration area on Lanacombe, which included this site. A low mound was seen, measuring 5 to 6 metres in diameter and up to 0.15 metres high. Four stones are visible, the largest measuring approximately 0.25 metres on its longer visible side. The feature falls within, and is likely to be associated with, a field system of possible Bronze Age date. [1] The Historic Environment Officer for the Exmoor Mires Project undertook a non-intrustive walkover survey of the proposed mire restoration area on Lanacombe, which included this site. Noted was a low mound measuring 5 to 6 metres in diameter and up to 0.15 metres high. Four stones were visible, measuring up to 0.25 metres in size. The feature is most likely a clearance cairn of prehistoric date, associated with MSO7102. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Kirkham, G.. 2013. Lanacombe, Great Buscombe, and Trout Hill, Exmoor: Archaeological Survey. 3, 55.
  • <2> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2015. Lanacombe, Exmoor: Archaeological walkover survey.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7716 4232 (4m by 6m)
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (2)

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Lanacombe): ELN13(1)

Record last edited

Dec 22 2014 9:43AM

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