MSO6967 - Bronze Age burial cairn associated with Lanacombe III stone setting (Monument)


A low, oval Bronze Age burial cairn measuring 4 metres by 3.4 metres and 0.6 metres high is associated with a prehistoric stone setting.

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A low, oval cairn of small size stones, part covered in bracken and rush. It measures 4 metres northwest-southeast by 3.4 metres and a maximum 0.6 metres high. The downhill (southeast) side is highest; the uphill is a scatter of stones no more than 0.1 metre high. 5 metres to the northwest is a prehistoric stone setting (MSO6949). Such an association of cairn and setting is known elsewhere in the immediate area (See MSO6819 setting and MSO6970 cairn, and MSO6948 setting and MSO6968 and MSO6969 cairns). [1] As previously described. Surveyed at 1:2500 scale. [4] The Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment of 2009 gave the site a survival score of 0. [6] The site was surveyed in April 2015 as part of the 2015 Exmoor Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment. It was given a survival score of 0. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Pattison, P. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 7 December 1988.
  • <2> Survey: Wilson-North, R.. Lanacombe Ink survey. 1:2500. General: Permatrace. Pen and Ink.
  • <3> Collection: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Exmoor Project.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 6 July 1994.
  • <5> Survey: RCHME. 1996. Exmoor Survey. NMR site SS 74 SE 92.
  • <6> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2010. Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment 2009, Exmoor National Park.
  • <7> Report: Gent, T. and Manning, P.. 2015. Exmoor National Park Scheduled Monument Condition Survey 2015.



Grid reference SS 7861 4298 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS74SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12398
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE92
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 890217
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33114
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35594

Record last edited

Dec 23 2015 11:42AM


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