MDE1321 - Possible stone setting on Thornworthy Common (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
SS715439. Ilkerton Ridge: a stone setting in a triangle.  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.  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 . This is listed by Grinsell as `north of Woodbarrow' and is a more complex setting.  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. 
- <1> SMO4578 Monograph: Grinsell, L.V.. 1970. The Archaeology of Exmoor: Bideford Bay to Bridgewater. David and Charles Limited. P. 189.
- <2> SMO7320 Unpublished document: Quinnell, N.V.. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 8 October 1974.
- <3> SMO7320 Unpublished document: Quinnell, N.V.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 9 December 1988.
- <4> SMO7324 Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 8 September 1994.
- <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.
|Grid reference||SS 714 438 (point) (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=35479 (Pastscape entry: 35479)
- 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
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Jan 11 2017 2:04PM
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