MEM23228 - Possible prehistoric clearance cairn on Lanacombe (Monument)

Summary

A possible prehistoric clearance cairn was noted during field investigation in 2013. The feature was seen as a roughly circular 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 roughly circular mound with a diameter of c. 4 metres and a height of 0.15 metres, coinciding with a distinct vegetation change. Probing the mound suggested it has a stony makeup. The feature is possibly a prehistoric clearance cairn, but may also have a natural origin. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

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

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7900 4318 (7m by 7m)
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(102)

Record last edited

Jan 9 2015 11:01AM

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