A stump in the foreground and the only upright stone beyond. View from south east (Scale 1m).
A possible stone row identified at Lanacombe 5 on Exmoor has been visited and surveyed. This work was unable to confirm a stone row identification for this site. There is only one standing stone, a few stumps, some recumbent slabs and a few stones barely protruding through the surface. It was not possible to resolve them into a stone row and whilst at least some of these stones may have been raised in prehistoric times not enough evidence survives to support a stone row identification. It is always disappointing when a documented row fails to meet the criteria and it is of course possible that future fieldwork under better conditions may permit this conclusion to be reviewed. For the moment it is probably safest to interpret this as an uncertain row.
Plan of Lanacombe 5 stones (Source: Survey at 1:200 by Sandy Gerrard)