MEM23198 - Prehistoric clearance cairn on Lanacombe (Monument)

Summary

A prehistoric clearance cairn was visible as a spread of stones during field investigation in 2013. This likely forms part of the field system 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. Visible was a spread of stones 2 metres in diameter in a waterlogged area at the downslope end of a low, apparently natural ridge. Two stones are exposed and others were located by probing. [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 spread of stones 2 metres in diameter at the downslope end of a low ridge of apparently natural origin. Two stones are exposed and others were located by probing. The feature is most likely a clearance cairn of prehistoric date and forms part of the field system MSO7102. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Kirkham, G.. 2013. Lanacombe, Great Buscombe, and Trout Hill, Exmoor: Archaeological Survey. 10, 56.
  • <2> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2015. Lanacombe, Exmoor: Archaeological walkover survey.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7720 4237 (2m by 3m)
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(15)

Record last edited

Dec 22 2014 12:12PM

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