MDE13230 - Possible prehistoric standing stone at Winaway (Monument)

Summary

The broken remains of a substantial stone on the northern slope of Winaway may be the remains of a prehistoric standing stone or a natural feature.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 717 438. The broken remains of a substantial stone on the northern slope of Winaway was discovered by Martin Walker, and recorded as part of his lithic monument survey. He mentions that its shape negates alignment, and so it may possibly be a grave marker. [1] Norman Quinnell comments that Walker's description suggests a natural exposure. [2] The site has not yet been visited by The Royal Commission for the Historic Monuments of England. It may be natural, but may just possibly be a standing stone. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Walker, M.. 10/08/1995. Exmoor Lithic Monuments Site Visit and Data Input Form: Winaway 3.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Quinnell, N.V.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME comments, September 1995.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 14 December 1995.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 716 437 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW163
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1051223

Record last edited

Apr 21 2021 11:40AM

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