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MSO7950 - Post-medieval boundary stone south of Black Barrow

ENPHER Number:MSO7950
Name:Post-medieval boundary stone south of Black Barrow
Type of Record:Monument
Grid Reference:SS 83280 43839

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An edge set stone visible as a single slab 0.45 metres long is possibly associated with a nearby stone setting, but is perhaps more likely to have been a boundary stone marking the Royal Forest boundary and that for Porlock Parish.

Monument Types

Designated Status: none recorded


An edge set stone was found during field reconnaissance at SS 83280 43839. It comprises a single slab, measuring 0.45 metres long, 0.08 metres wide and 0.12 metres high; it is oriented northwest to southeast. It may be assocaited with the stone setting MSO7903, which lies some 95 metres to the southeast. It should also be noted that it lies very close to the Porlock parish boundary, and it may have been set up as a temporary marker for this purpose. Surveyed with GPS, August 1996. [1]

A small stone on its side, thought to be a boundary stone of the Royal Forest and a parish boundary stone between Porlock and Exmoor. It is located at SS 83287 43845. [2]

<1> Eardley-Wilmot, H., 1981, Worksheet in Devon HER, R Wilson-North 12-AUG-1996 RCHME Field Investigation (Unpublished document). SMO5301.

<2> Binnie, C., 2009, Boundary Stones at Porlock Allotment (Unpublished document). SEM7219.

<3> 1996, SS84SW, 147 (Map). SSO636.

Related records

MEM22088Part of: Exmoor Royal Forest (Monument)
MSO7903Related to: Porlock Allotment I: Prehistoric stone setting southsoutheast of Black Barrow (Monument)

Other References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10205
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW147
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1072588
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 15653
Date Last Edited:Feb 14 2017 10:01AM


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