MEM23208 - Possible prehistoric clearance cairn on Lanacombe (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
- None recorded
As part of the Exmoor Mires Project, in 2013 Cornwall Council Historic Environment Service were contracted to undertake a non-intrusive walkover survey of the proposed mire restoration area on Lanacombe, which included this site. SS 78720 42621. A clearance cairn, seen as a mound approximately 3.5 metres in diameter and up to 0.25 metres high. One stone is visible and further stone was detected under the surface by probing.  The visit was followed by a further survey undertaken by The Historic Environment Officer for the Exmoor Mires Project. The feature was marked by a well defined vegetation change and may be a prehistoric clearance cairn, but may also be natural in origin. 
- <1> SEM8123 Report: Kirkham, G.. 2013. Lanacombe, Great Buscombe, and Trout Hill, Exmoor: Archaeological Survey. Cornwall County Council Historic Environment Service (Projects). p 21, 58, ELN13(40).
- <2>XY SEM8116 Report: Bray, L.S.. 2015. Lanacombe, Exmoor: Archaeological walkover survey. Exmoor National Park Authority. p 4, ELN13(40). [Mapped feature: #48022 ]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7871 4262 (10m by 9m) Based on GIS provided with report|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Lanacombe): ELN13(40)
Record last edited
Jun 21 2022 2:24PM
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