MDE20910 - Medieval Exmoor Forest boundary stone on Twitchen Ridge (Monument)

Summary

A boundary stone marked the western boundary of the Forest of Exmoor as well as the parish boundary between Molland and Twitchen parishes. It may or may not still be extant.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Site of boundary stone. Boundary stone marking the western boundary of the Forest of Exmoor. Placed on the parish boundary between Molland and Twitchen parishes. [1] A report on a survey of the Royal Forest Boundary makes no mention of the stone and it is therefore not clear whether the feature is still extant or has simply been missed from the survey. [2] GIS point moved from SS 812 326 to SS 81208 32625 based on information provided in [1] but exact location requires confirmation. [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. 172-3.
  • <2> Report: Bonvoisin, P.. 2013. The boundary of the Royal Forest of Exmoor: An archaeological survey.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. 1999-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 27 March 2017.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 812 326 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish MOLLAND, NORTH DEVON, DEVON
Civil Parish TWITCHEN, NORTH DEVON, DEVON
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 20964
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 20965
  • Devon SMR: SS83SW/19
  • Devon SMR: SS83SW/19/1
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20911

Record last edited

May 4 2020 9:56PM

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