MEM23218 - Possible prehistoric clearance cairn on Lanacombe (Monument)
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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 an oval mound measuring 3.5 metres by 1.5 metres and up to 0.15 metres high, with stone detectable below the vegetation cover.  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 an oval mound 3.5 by 1.5 metres and up to 0.15 metres high, with stone detectable 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 7858 4256 (2m by 4m)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Lanacombe): ELN13(60)
Record last edited
Dec 22 2014 4:25PM
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