MSO12258 - Possible lynchet at Embercombe Head (Monument)


A lynchet was noted in this location during a site visit; however, further investigation could find no evidence of artificial features here.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

On Wilmersham Common, SS 860 417, there is a vestigial terrace or lynchet, similar to one on Kentisbury Down (MDE20120) which is associated with Neolithic and Beaker flints. It is not certain whether these features, found in several places on Exmoor, are artificial, but it seems probable. [1] Natural terraces here, not obvious that there is anything artificial present. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Serial: Devonshire Association. 1862 -. Devonshire Association reports and transactions. Volume 102 (1970), 246.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. A Preece, 1994.



Grid reference SS 860 416 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS84SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7340
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SE23
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36029
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35324

Record last edited

Jul 25 2018 4:09PM


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