MDE21353 - Post-medieval boundary stone northeast of Wolverson (Monument)


One of five stones that marks the parish boundary between Combe Martin and Trentishoe. It is inscribed TM on its eastern side and measures 1.13 metres high, 0.69 metres wide and 0.13 metres thick.

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Boundary stone southwest of Trentishoe Down. Boundary stone. Post-medieval. Slate. Large upright stone 1.13 metres high, 0.69 metres wide and 0.13 metres thick. Inscribed on east face with the letters 'TM', probably standing for Trentishoe Manor. The stone marks the boundary between the parishes and manors of Combe Martin and Trentishoe. The stone is one of the better-preserved in a group of similar boundary markers sited along the parish boundary. [1-2] The stone is one of five boundary stones along a 500m stretch of parish boundary between SS 6252 4738 to SS 6268 4782. [3,4] Grinsell cites Westcote to suggest that one of the boundary stones in this stretch was known as Hangmanstone in the 17th Century. [5-7] A site visit in December 1985 confirmed that of 14 boundary stones recorded from the Ordnance Survey map, 10 survived in the field (of which 9 bore inscriptions), 2 were not located and 2 not visited. [8] The building was visited in September 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 5A. [9] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [10]

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <1> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . HHR: Trentishoe (9 April 1987) 80.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1892-1906. County Series, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1905.
  • <3> Technical drawing: Sainsbury, I. and Wilson-North, R.. 1993. Trentishoe, SS 64 NW 4, 7, 15, 31, 32, 33, 37/ink survey . 1:2500. Permatrace. Pen and Ink.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 8 July 1993.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Devon County Council staff comments. SC Timms, 3 December 1982 (Devon CC).
  • <6> Archive: Devon County Council. Various. Devon SMR / HER records / parish files - Exmoor records. L Grinsell, 21 November 1982 (letter).
  • <7> Monograph: Westcote, T.. 1845. A View of Devonshire in MDCXXX, with a pedigree of most of its gentry. Will. Roberts. 251-2.
  • <8> Report: McDonnell, R.. 1986. Archaeological survey on Exmoor 1985/86: Trentishoe Down; a summary report. Site 275-287, 290.
  • <9> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <10> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 872936, Extant 8 November 2021.

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (5A): 1544/2/138
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 19513
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 19514
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 41720
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 41721
  • Devon SMR: SS64NW/44
  • Devon SMR: SS64NW/44/1
  • Devon SMR: SS64NW/74
  • Devon SMR: SS64NW/74/1
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20886
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20887
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21354
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE9006
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NW37
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 872936



Grid reference SS 6252 4737 (point)
Map sheet SS64NW

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Nov 8 2021 3:52PM


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