Site Event/Activity record EEM14708 - 2017: CW - Standing Stone on Honeycombe Hill
National Trust, The
In October 2017, during part of a park wide survey of standing stones, it was discovered that two stones, which were previously recorded as standing in this area, had been damaged and lay recumbent next to their open setting holes. In discussion with the National Trust, it was decided to reset these stones if the original position could be clearly determined on site. Only MSO7337 was reset, as the orientation for the upright position of MSO11335 was not clear. This resetting was done by hand, easing the stone into the hole, and then securing the turf around the stone and hole. The stone at MSO7337 is now upright and stands roughly 0.45m above the ground, with a slight lean northwards, with its horizontal axis orientated roughly east-west. MSO11335 remains recumbent, however, with more detailed information and excavation of the immediate area surrounding the setting hole, this stone could still be a good candidate for resetting.
- <1> SEM8507 Report: Fuller, J.. 2017. HER Input Form: Resetting the standing stone at MSO7337 (MNS155646), on Honeycombe Hill.
No mapped location recorded.
|Location||Honeycombe Hill, Exmoor, Somerset|
|Civil Parish||LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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Record last edited
Sep 28 2021 11:21AM