MDE20370 - Undated recumbent stone northwest of Long Holcombe Cross (Monument)

Summary

Long squared recumbent stone with smaller pieces blocking a stream. It is possible the stone was used as a gatepost, after serving as a forest boundary mark. Other information suggests it may be a modern import.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A long, squared recumbent stone, with smaller pieces, lying blocking a tiny stream to deflect it eastward. Streamlet is taken under the road in a country made culvert with the slab on the upper side. At time of viewing it seemed very possible that the stone had been used as a gatepost, after serving for 7 to 8 centuries as a forest boundary mark. However, verbal information from the farmer revealed that the stone had been brought from Filton by his father when draining had been laid. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Archive: Devon County Council. Paperwork held by Devon HER / SMR. Worksheet / Parish file.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 765 353 (point)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 12604
  • Devon SMR: SS73NE/501

Record last edited

Apr 25 2018 6:12PM

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