MSO12260 - Possible prehistoric hut circle or cairn at Lanacombe (Monument)

Summary

A circular feature noted to comprise two concentric stony banks may represent a prehistoric hut circle or cairn.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

Full Description

Circular feature approx. 10 paces diameter, of two concentric stony banks. Internal rubble bank with hollowed centre; shallow ditch around this; outer rubbly bank slighter (ditch outcast?). Not dissimilar to features above Long Chains Combe (MSO6848) which have been claimed as hut circles, though bear little resemblance to those on dryer land. [1] This may possibly be a cairn reported by Richard McDonnell and RCHME, see MSO7107. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1>XY Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. A Preece, 1992. [Mapped feature: #47254 ]
  • <2>XY Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. Chris Webster, SMR Officer, 19 January 1998. [Mapped feature: #47254 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7820 4320 (point)
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35328

Record last edited

Jun 1 2021 4:43PM

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