MEM23232 - 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 slight circular mound coinciding with a distinct vegetation change.

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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 slight circular mound with a diameter of c. 2 metres and a height of 0.1 metre coinciding with a distinct vegetation change. The feature may be a prehistoric clearance cairn, although it 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 7899 4315 (5m by 4m)
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(108)

Record last edited

Jan 9 2015 11:59AM

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