MEM23212 - Possible prehistoric clearance cairn on Lanacombe (Monument)
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- None recorded
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 stony mound 3 to 4 metres in diameter and up to 0.1 metre high, with two stones visible and others present below the vegetated surface. The feature lies just above the break of slope above an unnamed tributary combe to Hoccombe Water.  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 stony mound 3 to 4 metres in diameter and up to 0.1 metre high, with two stones visible and others apparent below the surface. The feature coincides with a well defined vegetation change and is possibly a prehistoric clearance cairn, but may also have a natural origin. 
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7906 4331 (4m by 4m)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Lanacombe): ELN13(49)
Record last edited
Dec 22 2014 2:52PM
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