MSO6729 - Modern clearance cairn south of Larkbarrow (Monument)


A modern clearance cairn was probably constructed during the removal of field boundaries.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 8211 4122 Cairn? [1] This is an extremely doubtful cairn and is not listed by Grinsell [2]. It is a grass covered, angular, patch of stones 0.2 metres high and 7.0 metres across to which stones from recent field clearance have been added. It is close to the corner of a 19th Century field and may be the residue of material collected to build the field wall, or the remains of a crude contemporary shelter. [3] A modern clearance cairn, comprising an irregular heap of stones adjacent to a field wall. It was made by the farmer (Mr Edwards, Westermill Farm, Exford), who remembers dumping the stones there. It may have been built during the removal of field banks in this area. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Map Collection Reference . Correction, 6 inch (L.V. Grinsell undated).
  • <2> Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1981. Worksheet in Devon HER. W Somer. Barrows, Mss. (L. V. Grinsell).
  • <3> Unpublished document: PITCHER, GHP. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 28 June 1965.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 13 December 1995.



Grid reference Centred SS 8210 4123 (29m by 28m) (Centred on)
Map sheet SS84SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11258
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW9
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36225
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33599

Record last edited

Jun 18 2019 4:00PM


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