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


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

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  • 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.



Grid reference SS 7440 3767 (point)
Map sheet SS73NW

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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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