MEM23216 - 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 mound up to 3 metres in diameter and 0.15 metres high. Two exposed stones, the larger of which is 0.3 metres on its longer side, were visible on the upslope (southern) edge.  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 mound up to 3 metres in diameter and 0.15 metres high. Two exposed stones were visisble on the mound, the larger of which is 0.3 on its longer side. 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 7870 4270 (3m by 2m)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Lanacombe): ELN13(59)
Record last edited
Dec 22 2014 4:10PM
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