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MDE1211 - Site of Sandy Way Stone

ENPHER Number:MDE1211
Name:Site of Sandy Way Stone
Type of Record:Monument
Grid Reference:SS 7920 3313

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A boundary stone at Sandyway Cross was noted on a map of Exmoor in 1675, however no trace of the feature could be found during a field visit. It has been suggested that it may have been moved during road construction.

Monument Types

Designated Status: none recorded


(SS 79203314) Sandy Way Stone (NAT) [1]

This boundary stone is marked by this name on the Map of Exmoor of 1675 where it is shown as an erect stone between Exmoor Forest, North Molton Parish and Twitchen Common. In a law suit of 1678 depositions name it the Long Stone, but by the time of the enclosure award of 1815 the name of Sandy Way Stone was accepted. The stone has since disappeared. [2,3]

Site of Sandy Way boundary stone on boundary of Forest of Exmoor. [4]

There is no evidence of a boundary stone in the vicinity of Sandyway Cross.Some of the field banks which flanked the road on the Devon side of the county boundary have been removed to aid visibility at the junction: this may have destroyed the feature. [5]

The stone is not marked here on the Twitchen or North Molton Tithe Maps. [6,7]

<1> Ordnance Survey, 1868-1896, County Series, First Edition 6 Inch Map, 1890 (Map). SEM6705.

<2> MacDermot, E.T., 1911, The History of the Forest of Exmoor, 16-18, 131, 346, 348, 352, 356, 359 (Monograph). SEM7410.

<3> Crawford, O. G. S., 1927, MS Notes, OGS Crawford, 1927-8, Rec 6 inch and notes (Unassigned). SEM7727.

<4> Rawle, E.J., 1894, Final Perambulation of Exmoor Forest, 173 (Article in serial). SSO1823.

<5> Wilson-North, R., Field Investigators Comments, RCHME Field Investigation, 12 January 1995 (Unpublished document). SMO7329.

<6> 1841, North Molton Tithe Map and Apportionment (Map). SEM7405.

<7> 1841, Twitchen Tithe Map and Apportionment (Map). SEM7993.

Related records

MEM22088Part of: Exmoor Royal Forest (Monument)

Other References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 12183
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 12184
  • Devon SMR: SS73SE/509
  • Devon SMR: SS73SE/509/1
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20256
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20257
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12293
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6813
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SE4
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 35077
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35397
Date Last Edited:Aug 30 2016 9:27AM


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