MEM23956 - Possible Prehistoric Clearance Cairn on Wester Emmetts (Monument)
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- None recorded
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> SEM8212 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)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- Mires Feature Reference (Monument): EWE12(33)
Record last edited
Jan 30 2018 12:09PM
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