MDE1245 - Stone setting at Furzehill (Monument)

Summary

A stone setting at Furzehill, formed of nine stones in three rows of three, was said to have been destroyed in the early 20th century by Antell of Whimb.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Furzehill, in a field centred at Long 3o 48' 21": Lat 51o 11' 35" (SS 738 453). Antell of Whimb destroyed a parallelogram of stones, of which there were nine, arranged in three rows of three, the rows and stones in the rows being 12 feet or 15 feet apart. [1] There is no trace of a stone setting at this map reference, which falls on a steep sided west valley slope. The map reference is possibly erroneous because Furzehill/Furzehill Common lies across the river in another parish, and the area of the siting is not enclosed but open moorland. The stone setting might have been at SS 7266 4540, if an error of 10 minutes longitude was made. This would lie within a reasonable distance of Whimb, otherwise Hill Cottage [2] at SS 723 448, and in an enclosed field as stated (see MDE21755). [3] Dray [4] refers to this Monument ID. However this is in error. The correct monument ID for the setting she describes is MDE1256. [5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. N.B. A duplicate record for this site appears to have been made on the NRHE database in error (see also MDE1304). [6,7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> 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. P. 392.
  • <2>XY Article in serial: Chanter, J.F. and Worth, R.H.. 1906. The Rude Stone Monuments of Exmoor and its Borders. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 38. II, pp 538-552. P. 541. [Mapped feature: #47750 Original posited location, ]
  • <3>XY Unpublished document: Fletcher, M.J.. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 9 September 1974. [Mapped feature: #47751 Possible location, ]
  • <4> Report: Dray, K.. 2003. A Condition Survey of Standing Stones on Badgworthy Land Company Owned Land, Exmoor. P. 20.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. S. Rimes, 5 September 2012.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 35173, Extant 10 December 2021.
  • <7> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 872306, Extant 13 January 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7323 4535 (1140m by 100m) (2 map features)
Map sheet SS74NW
Civil Parish BRENDON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 12214
  • Devon SMR: SS74NW/31
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20267
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE8988
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NW12
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW98
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 35173
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 872306

Record last edited

Jan 13 2022 12:07PM

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