MDE20861 - Venford boundary stone on Anstey Money Common (Monument)

Summary

A boundary stone on Anstey Money Common is inscribed 'Venford' on the east face. It is probably a 19th Century boundary stone for Venford Farm, which lies some 500 metres to the southeast.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A site visit was undertaken on 9 July 1979. A boundary stone on Anstey Money Common is sited on the west side of a footpath running north to Slade Bridge. It is of dark grey dressed stone with a curved top. It measures c.18 inches high and c.18 inches wide. It is inscribed 'Venford' on the east face. It is probably a 19th Century boundary stone for Venford Farm, which lies some 500 metres to the southeast. [1] The 'Venford' carving may overlay an earlier inscription. [2] A 'stone' is marked on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map at SS 8587 2948 and is still shown on current (2013) Ordnance Survey mapping. This may be the correct location of the stone (it is currently shown at SS 8588 2960). [3,4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Archive: Devon County Council. Various. Devon SMR / HER records / parish files - Exmoor records. Site visit, H Eardley-Wilmot, 31 July 1979.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Webster, C.. 2011. Venford Boundary Stone. Site Visit 07/08/2011.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. 1999-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. C Dove, 12 August 2013.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8588 2960 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet SS82NE
Civil Parish WEST ANSTEY, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 18775
  • Devon SMR: SS82NE/24

Record last edited

Mar 26 2019 12:55PM

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