Lanacombe 5

Lanacombe 5

Copyright: Martyn Copcutt. Original available at Megalithic Portal.

Location

England Somerset Exmoor SS 78019 42605
Lat 51.16958648   Long –3.74618327

 

Plan of Lanacombe 5 stones (Source: Survey at 1:200 by Sandy Gerrard)

Characteristics

Type: Setting or natural outcrop Length: ?m
No. of stones: 14 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: ?° Altitude: 387m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: No
Context:  Stone aligments and settings
Notes:

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes

Identification

Category: Uncertain. Only one stone is upright and near to it is a broken stump. A couple of the larger recumbent stones are likely to have once stood upright but most of the stones are probably exposed bedrock. Whilst it is likely that there was a group of standing stones at this location not enough remains to establish their original form and therefore it is not possible to be confident that there was a stone row at this location.

Photographs

A stump in the foreground and the only upright stone beyond. View from south east (Scale 1m).

The southernmost stone in the group may once have stood upright (Scale 1m).

A recumbent stone together with possible packing (Scale 1m).

Two edge set stones at the northern edge of the group could be packing for a lost upright or natural bedrock. View from south (Scale 1m).

A large slab and smaller stones beyond denote the western side of the group. View from south (Scale 1m).

The south easternmost stone with the upright stone in the background. View from south east (Scales 1m).

Access Information

Amble car parking is available at SS 76511 43232. From here head south east across the moorland to the row.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     PastScape     Historic Environment Record

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