MEM23956 - Possible Prehistoric Clearance Cairn on Wester Emmetts (Monument)

Summary

A small irregular stoney mound covered by grass and moss, that may be a clearance cairn from land use.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A small irregular mound approximately 1.2m in diameter and 0.15m high was noted by Cornwall Council during a walkover survey of Burcombe and Wester Emmetts. It is covered by grass and moss but probing suggests some stone in its make up, suggesting a possible clearance cairn. If this interpretation is correct the feature may be of prehistoric origin. It is located within an area at least 40m x 25m free from molinia; this may be a consequence of differences in drainage but could conceivably relate to past disturbance or land use. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: Exmoor National Park. 1995. Design Guide: To assist those engaged in designing, extending and restoring buildings in the Exmoor National Park. p21.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7440 3767 (point)
Map sheet SS73NW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): EWE12(33)

Record last edited

Jan 30 2018 12:09PM

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