MDE1045 - Natural stone near Brockenbarrow Lane (Non-antiquity)
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Type and Period (2)
- None recorded
Near Brockenburrow Lane. Stone width 900 millimetres, mean thickness 350 millimetres, height 900 millimetres. Pointing to barrow. Said to be the last remnant of a stone row formerly existing at this point.  STONE (OE).   was probably authored by R. Hansford Worth.  A stone of irregular shape, set in a slight hollow in the ground. Surveyed on field document at SS 6677 4253. It is 1 foot 6 inches in height.  (SS 6676 4252) Standing Stone (NAT)  SS 6677 4252. An isolated boulder 1.3 metres by 1.0 metre and 0.5 metres thick lying in a shallow depression. There is no reason to suspect that this stone is of any archaeological significance. Surveyed at 1:2500. See GP from south.  Listed as Brockenbarrow Lane at SS 6682 4247.  An isolated stone sitting in what is now a large animal created hollow.  SS 6677 4252. A natural block, 0.5 metres high and 1.3 metres by 1.0 metres across, exposed in a deep sheep erosion hollow. It is similar to other subsurface blocks in the vicinity which are being removed by the farmer to improve the pasture. In the past it has been interpreted as either the surviving element of a possible stone row (1905) or as a standing stone (1970). See also MDE1075.  This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. 
- <1> SEM6752 Article in serial: Chanter, J.F. + Worth, R.H.. 1905. The Rude Stone Monuments of Exmoor and its Borders. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 37. I. 397, plate 11.
- <2> SMO5303 Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Map Collection Reference . Anon, Revision 6 inch Sheet 1905.
- <3> SMO5301 Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1981. Worksheet in Devon HER. S Willy, 22 August 1957.
- <4> SEM7441 Index: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Record Card. SS 6 inch, C. Atherton, Reviser, 4 December 1957 (13 February 1958).
- <5> SEM7608 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1963. 6 Inch Map: 1963.
- <6> SMO7303 Unpublished document: BUCKLEY, MHB. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, F1, 21 August 1972.
- <7> SMO4578 Monograph: Grinsell, L.V.. 1970. The Archaeology of Exmoor: Bideford Bay to Bridgewater. David and Charles Limited. 190.
- <8> SEM7959 Archive: Devon County Council. Various. Devon SMR / HER records / parish files - Exmoor records. Site visit, FM Griffith, 7 May 1987.
- <9> SMO7324 Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 30 November 1989.
- <10> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 34678, Extant 8 November 2021.
|Grid reference||SS 6677 4252 (point) Estimated from sources|
|Civil Parish||CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=34678 (Pastscape entry: 34678)
- Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS64SE/30
- Devon SMR Monument ID: 2094
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20154
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 SE3
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 34678
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Feb 7 2022 2:52PM
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