MDE1251 - Natural standing stone at South Cleave (Non-antiquity)
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Type and Period (2)
SS 708 496. Standing stone at South Cleave, classified by Grinsell as Bronze Age.  No standing stone could be identified at South Cleave (at SS 706 494) or in the vicinity of Grinsell's grid reference, 250 metres to the northeast of South Cleave. Both areas consist of outcrop on a steep northwest slope.  SS 70663 49743. A large upright boulder lies some 200 metres northwest of Grinsell's grid reference, and about 1 metre north of the road. It is 1.5 metres high and 0.6 metres square. It leans slightly to the southwest and is split at its base. Immediately north are steep scree covered slopes, and this stone appears to be just one of the many large natural boulders from this scree, although it is the only upright feature. There is a strong probability that this is the "Standing Stone" referred to by Grinsell. It is doubtfully a prehistoric standing stone.  A standing stone, c.1 metre high is located at SS 706 492.  The upright boulder next to the road, noted by Sainsbury, is likely to be one of the uprights stones identified by Mold (MDE8972). Vague grid references mean that it is unclear whether Grinsell and Mold originally identified the same upright stones.  A standing stone recorded at the side of the road is thought to be natural. 
- <1> SMO4578 Monograph: Grinsell, L.V.. 1970. The Archaeology of Exmoor: Bideford Bay to Bridgewater. David and Charles Limited. P.190.
- <2> SMO7320 Unpublished document: Quinnell, N.V.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 22 November 1989.
- <3> SMO7324 Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 27 October 1993.
- <4> SEM7441 Index: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Record Card. SS74NW18.
- <5> SMO5658 Monograph: Quinnell, N.V. + Dunn, C.J.. 1992. Lithic Monuments within the Exmoor National Park: A New Survey for Management Purposes by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England.. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. P.26.
- <6> SMO5308 Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. R Farrar, 8 March 1995.
- <7> SDE64407 Article in serial: Fowler, M.J.F.. 1993. Standing Stones of Exmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 125. P.169.
- <8> SMO5308 Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. F Glover, 1 November 2010.
- <9> SEM6888 Report: Jamieson, E.. 1999. The Valley of Rocks, Lynton & Lynmouth, North Devon. P.2.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7070 4947 (201m by 543m) (Estimated from sources)|
|Civil Parish||LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=35191 (Original Monarch entry: 35191)
- Devon SMR Monument ID: 12215
- Devon SMR: SS74NW/32
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20268
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NW18
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 35191
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Aug 17 2020 12:02PM
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