MSO6880 - Lanacombe Barrow (Monument)


A possible Bronze Age round barrow is marked as Lanacombe Burrow on a map of 1819. It is no longer visible and may have been robbed for the construction of a 19th Century boundary wall.

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Full Description

SS 800 432 (roughly). Exmoor 26. Lanacombe Burrow shown on map of 1819 [2]. On Oare boundary? Indicated by Grinsell as 'doubtfull or rejected'. [1] In the perambulation of Exmoor Forest in September 1815 the boundary was described as passing in "an easterly direction along several Boundary Stones through a place called Lannicombe Burrow". Both the 1816 [3] and 1819 [2] maps show and name Lanacomb Burrow on the boundary at about SS 800 432. An enclosure wall around the boundary of the former Exmoor Forest was constructed in 1820-4 and it is possible material from Lanacombe Barrow was used in that. [2,3,4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Article in serial: Grinsell, L.V.. 1969. Somerset Barrows, Part 1: West and South. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Nat. 113. 13, 17, 33.
  • <2> Monograph: MacDermot, E.T.. 1911. The History of the Forest of Exmoor. Barnicott and Pearce, The Wessex Press. 422, 429-30.
  • <3> Monograph: Orwin, C.S.. 1929. The Reclamation of Exmoor Forest. Oxford University Press. 1st Edition. Map opposite 20.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SS84SW.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 36305, Extant 1 June 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12011
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7757
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW46
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 36305
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34803



Grid reference SS 799 432 (point)
Map sheet SS74SE

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Record last edited

Oct 12 2021 3:46PM


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