MDE21315 - Post-medieval boundary stone northwest of Trentishoe Down (Monument)


A stone marks the boundary between the parishes and manors of Trentishoe and Combe Martin. It measures 0.6 metres high and 0.7 metres wide and is inscribed with an inverted 'T' in its bottom left-hand corner.

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A boundary stone, post-medieval in date, northwest of Trentishoe Down. The stone is local gritstone, 0.6 metres high and 0.7 metres wide. It is inscribed with an inverted letter T in the bottom left-hand corner. The stone is set into the east side of the ditch on the east side of the boundary wall between the parishes and manors of Combe Martin and Trentishoe. This is one of a group of similar boundary markers sited along the parish boundary. [1-3] The stone was not found during the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 1A. [4] The stone was also not found on a follow up visit to the site in April 2014. The stone was noted to be missing, presumably covered in vegetation and therefore not visible. [5] This stone was visible on the 1843 Combe Martin Tithe map. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . HHR: Trentishoe (9 April 1987) 83.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 8 July 1993.
  • <3> Report: McDonnell, R.. 1986. Archaeological survey on Exmoor 1985/86: Trentishoe Down; a summary report. Sites 276-80, 282-4, 286, 287.
  • <4> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Bonvoisin, P.. 2014. Survey of Listed Buildings not located during 2012-3 Buildings at Risk Survey.
  • <6> Map: 1843. Combe Martin Tithe Map and Apportionment.



Grid reference SS 6275 4837 (point)
Map sheet SS64NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (1A): 1544/2/147
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 41668
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 41669
  • Devon SMR: SS64NW/83
  • Devon SMR: SS64NW/83/1
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21316
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE9006
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NW37
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA107853
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 872936

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:04PM


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