MSO6969 - Bronze Age burial cairn associated with Lanacombe I Stone Setting (Monument)


A disturbed Bronze Age burial cairn measuring 4 metres by 2.5 metres by 0.25 metres high is associated with the Lanacombe 1 prehistoric stone setting.

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A disturbed cairn of small stones forming two rims on the northeast and south sides of stone "L" of a prehistoric stone setting (MSO6948). It is not clear whether stone and cairn were once a single monument, or whether insertion of the stone caused damage to the cairn. The cairn material is spread 4 metres north to south and 2.5 metres east to west, and survives 0.25 metres high. Association of stone settings and small cairns has been observed elsewhere in the area (see MSO6949 setting and MSO6967 cairn, and see MSO6819 setting and MSO6970 cairn). Another small cairn lies only 15 metres to the north (MSO6968). [1] As previously described. Surveyed at 1:2500 scale. [2-4] The cairn was not surveyed as part of the Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment of 2009. [5] The site was surveyed in April 2015 as part of the 2015 Exmoor Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment. It was given a survival score of 4. [6] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Pattison, P. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 7 December 1988.
  • <2> Technical drawing: Wilson-North, R.. 1994. Lanacombe, SS 74 SE 49-51, 73, 88, 92-94, 105-106, 108, 122/ink survey. 1:2500. Permatrace. Pen and Ink.
  • <3> Collection: RCHME Exeter. 1993-1999. Exmoor Project.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 6 July 1994.
  • <5> Report: Bray, L.S.. 2010. Scheduled Monument Condition Assessment 2009, Exmoor National Park.
  • <6> Report: Gent, T. and Manning, P.. 2015. Exmoor National Park Scheduled Monument Condition Survey 2015.
  • <7>XY Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 890232, Extant 26 May 2021. [Mapped feature: #47237 ]



Grid reference SS 7812 4275 (point) Specific source not clear.
Map sheet SS74SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12400
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE94
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 890232
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33112
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35596

Record last edited

May 26 2021 12:53PM


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