MDE20158 - Natural stone near Brockenbarrow Lane (Non-antiquity)


An isolated boulder of local stone was originally thought to have prehistoric origins but is now thought to be natural.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Smaller of two stones near Brockenburrow Lane, to north of field boundary. This is stone A at SS 6699 4195 and similar in character to MDE21023, being 2 feet 6 inches high and 4 feet 6 inches wide. Smaller stones removed in 1905. [1] Stones (OE) (Two). [2] Authority was probably R Hansford Worth. [3] A site visit by the Ordnance Survey in 1957 noted an irregular stone, 30 inches high. [4] "Standing Stone" marked on 1963 map. [5] Stone A at SS 6698 4194. An isolated boulder of local stone, 1.6 by 1.4 metres and 0.6 metres high. There is no evidence to suggest it is of any archaeological interest. Surveyed at 1:2500. [6] A site visit in 1989 noted an irregular natural boulder c.0.6 metres high. [7] Dimensions of 1.6 metres by 1.4 metres. [8]

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <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. 397, 545-6.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Map Collection Reference . Anon Ordnance Survey Revision 6 inch 1905.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Willy, S. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 22 August 1957.
  • <4> DHER migrated record: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey site visit notes. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. SS 6 inch, C. Atherton, Reviser, 4 December 1957.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1963. 6 Inch Map: 1963.
  • <6> Unpublished document: BUCKLEY, MHB. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 22 August 1972.
  • <7> 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. 19.
  • <8> Article in serial: Fowler, M. J. F.. 1993. The Standing Stones of Exmoor: A provisional catalogue of 86 North Devon sites. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 125. 155-178. 164.



Grid reference SS 6697 4193 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS64SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 2098
  • Devon SMR: SS64SE/34
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE1049
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 SE7
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 34690

Record last edited

Dec 10 2019 8:52AM


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