MDE20907 - Medieval or post-medieval boundary stones north of Winaway, Thorn Hill and Benjamy (Monument)

Summary

A series of boundary stones mark the historic border of the Forest of Exmoor as well as the County boundary between Somerset and Devon, and the later parish boundary between Lynton and Lynmouth and Exmoor.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 7160 4360. Boundary stones marking border of the Forest of Exmoor. One of several boundary stones marking the western boundary of the forest of exmoor as it turns eastwards from the saddle stone (MSO6845). [1] The six inch 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map shows a series of 11 boundary stones marking the Parish Boundary between Exmoor Parish and Lynton and Lynmouth Parish north of Winaway. There are further stones depicted along the boundary as it carries on across Thorn Hill and Benjamy, before it reaches Hoaroak Farmstead. [2] Many of the boundary stones are still shown on modern MasterMap data. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Article in serial: Rawle, E.J.. 1894. Final Perambulation of Exmoor Forest. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 40. 171-178. 175.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1892-1906. County Series, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1905.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7281 4358 (2575m by 258m)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (0)

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 20954
  • Devon SMR: SS74SW/104

Record last edited

Apr 26 2020 6:38PM

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