MEM25024 - Possible prehistoric cairn on Wilmersham Common (Monument)

Summary

An irregular stony mound was recorded during field survey in January 2020, and may or may not include a prehistoric standing stone (Stone C, MSO7360). The mound may be a cairn, or part of a larger system of settlement and agriculture.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An irregular stony mound was recorded during field survey in January 2020, orientated northwest to southeast, and measuring 5 metres long, 3 metres wide and up to 0.5 metres high, with a scarp 4 metres long to the north. The feature is adjacent to a prehistoric standing stone (Stone C, MSO7360). The mound may represent a prehistoric cairn, or form part of a larger system of settlement and agriculture; in the latter case, Stone C may be part of the mound and not part of the setting. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1>XY Report: Riley, H.. 2020. Metric survey of three prehistoric stone settings, Exmoor National Park. Hazel Riley. p5-6. [Mapped feature: #47315 Location of Stone C - mound adjacent, p19]

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8558 4211 (point) Differential GPS Survey
Map sheet SS84SE
Civil Parish LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • None recorded

Record last edited

Jun 21 2021 11:45AM

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