MEM23213 - 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 clearance cairn, seen as a low sub-circular mound approximately 6 metres in diameter and up to 0.1 metre high with stones detectable below the short grass and moss vegetation.  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 sub-circular mound with a diameter of c. 6 metres and a height of up to 0.1 metre, with stones detectable below the surface. The feature coincides with a vegetation change and is possibly a prehistoric clearance cairn, but may also have a natural origin. 
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7908 4330 (5m by 5m)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Lanacombe): ELN13(50)
Record last edited
Dec 22 2014 3:08PM
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