MDE1321 - Possible stone setting on Thornworthy Common (Monument)


An alleged stone setting could not be located during field investigation in 1994. This may be due to an incorrect grid reference.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS715439. Ilkerton Ridge: a stone setting in a triangle. [1] No stone setting can be found in this area and it seems likely that an incorrect National Grid Reference has been given for the triangular setting (MDE1285) at SS 715 428. This is not listed by Grinsell. [2] No stone setting was found during a further perambulation of the area. There may be an error in Grinsell's National Grid Reference but it is unlikely to be a duplication of MDE1285 as stated by [2]. This is listed by Grinsell as `north of Woodbarrow' and is a more complex setting. [3] This area was perambulated but no trace of a stone setting was found. This is a most unsuitable situation as it falls in the headwaters of a stream and as such is very wet and marshy. It is obviously an incorrect grid reference quoted by Grinsell. [1,4] The National Grid Reference seems to be in error and the site is probably a duplication. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Monograph: Grinsell, L.V.. 1970. The Archaeology of Exmoor: Bideford Bay to Bridgewater. David and Charles Limited. P. 189.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Quinnell, N.V.. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 8 October 1974.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Quinnell, N.V.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 9 December 1988.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 8 September 1994.
  • <5> 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.



Grid reference SS 714 438 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS74SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS74SW/35
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 12243
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20296
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW51
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 35479

Record last edited

Jan 11 2017 2:04PM


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