MEM25232 - Natural surface stone on Little Buscombe (Non-antiquity)


A field survey in 2013 identified a possible prehistoric stone setting in this location; however, further inspection suggests the feature is likely to be natural surface stone.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

As part of the Exmoor Mires Project, in 2013 Cornwall Council Historic Environment Service were contracted to undertake a non-intrusive walkover survey of the proposed mire restoration area on Lanacombe, which included this site. SS 77304 42055. A possible stone setting with two recumbent stones 8 metres apart, aligned southwest to northeast, with a low stony mound offset to the southeast of the axis between them. The larger of the two stones is up to 0.5 metres on its longest visible face. The mound is approximately 3 metres in diameter and up to 0.2 metres high. [1] The visit was followed by a further survey undertaken by The Historic Environment Officer for the Exmoor Mires Project. Subsequent inspection could not confirm this feature as a stone setting and it is likely to be natural surface stone. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Kirkham, G.. 2013. Lanacombe, Great Buscombe, and Trout Hill, Exmoor: Archaeological Survey. Cornwall County Council Historic Environment Service (Projects). p 13, ELN13(21).
  • <2>XY Report: Bray, L.S.. 2015. Lanacombe, Exmoor: Archaeological walkover survey. Exmoor National Park Authority. p 3, ELN13(21). [Mapped feature: #48017 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 7730 4205 (13m by 11m) Based on GIS provided with report
Map sheet SS74SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument) (Lanacombe): ELN13(21)

Record last edited

Jun 21 2022 12:20PM


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