MEM23226 - Possible prehistoric cairn on Lanacombe (Monument)

Summary

A possible prehistoric cairn or clearance cairn was noted during field investigation in 2013. The feature was seen as a roughly circular stony mound.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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 up to 0.45 metres high with a diameter of up to 5 metres, roughly circular in shape. The feature may be a prehistoric cairn (which its location suggests), but it could also be a clearance cairn associated with the construction of a nearby boundary. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2015. Lanacombe, Exmoor: Archaeological walkover survey.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7870 4253 (5m by 5m)
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Lanacombe): ELN13(100)

Record last edited

Jan 8 2015 4:07PM

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