MEM23237 - 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 an area of distinct vegetation change with some spread surface stone.

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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 small area of distinct vegetation change with minor surface stone measuring 3 metres by 1.5 metres in diameter and 0.15 metres high. The feature could be a spread clearance cairn and part of the MSO7102 field system, but is also a possible natural feature. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

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

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7733 4228 (3m by 3m)
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Lanacombe): ELN13(215)

Record last edited

Jan 9 2015 3:04PM

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