MSO7091 - Prehistoric cairn and bank associated with Lanacombe II Stone Setting (Monument)
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Type and Period (3)
A cairn and stony bank are centred at SS 7841 4284 on the south facing slopes of Lanacombe. The cairn consists of a stony mound, 3.2 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres high. It has been clipped by a track on its southern side. Some 17 metres west of the cairn is a 17.2 metre lengh of rubble bank running up and down the natural slope; it is 2.3 metres wide and 0.3 metres high. It is clearly exposed where it has been crossed by a modern track. Both features appear to be prehistoric, and presumably represent cultivation. The proximity of these features to the stone settings on Lanacombe (MSO6948 and MSO6947) is of significance. The association of stone settings and cairns has been noted elsewhere (MSO6948, MSO6968 and MSO6969). However, the association of stone settings and field banks poses major questions of chronology and land use. Surveyed at 1:2500 scale. [1,2]
- <1> SMO7329 Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 15 June 1994.
- <2> SSO1870 Survey: RCHME. 1996. Exmoor Survey. NMR site SS 74 SE 105.
- <3> SEM7284 Survey: McDonnell, R.. 1992-1994. Exmoor Forest Estate (North) Field Record Cards. Field Record Number 62.
- <4> SMO5831 Collection: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Exmoor Project.
|Grid reference||SS 7841 4284 (point) (Estimated from sources)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1035948 (Pastscape entry: 1035948)
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12404
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE105
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1035948
- Somerset SMR PRN: 35600
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Feb 16 2015 12:56PM
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