MDE1239 - Saddle quern found at Lee Abbey (Find Spot)


A saddle quern, said to have been found in situ in the grounds of Lee Abbey, was not located during field investigation in 1993.

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(Area centred at SS 7019 4940) A saddle quern, said to be in situ, was found here by Christopher Rogers, son of the Warden at Lee Abbey. It lies due east of a blocked and overgrown gateway. The site was visited by S Willy on 24 June 1952 but they were unable to locate quern due to bracken. [1,2] The report is not very clear. It does not clarify exactly where the quern was found, its description, or if it was left 'in situ' or removed. A 'blocked and overgrown gateway' (the only gateway in the wall) was located at SS 70105 49295. Due east of this are bracken covered slopes, but how many metres east of the gateway the quern was found is not stated. An area of some 20 metres in diameter was searched, as well as the stones in the wall but no trace of this quern was found. The whereabouts of Mr. Rogers was not ascertained. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. Mr Stephen Shutter, Rudd Cottage,Trentishoe Devon.
  • <2> Index: Willy. 1952. SS74NW. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. 6. 6.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation.



Grid reference SS 7018 4940 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS74NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 12209
  • Devon SMR: SS74NW/26
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20262
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NW6
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 35159

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:02PM


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