MDE21359 - Post-medieval boundary stone east of The Glass Box (Monument)


One of five stones that marks the parish boundary between Combe Martin and Trentishoe. It measures 0.6 metres high, 0.66 metres wide and 0.15 metres thick.

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Boundary stone west of Trentishoe Barrows, approximately 0.7m east of rear bank to 'The Glass Box'. Boundary stone. Post-medieval. Slate.0.6m high, 0.66m wide and o.15m thick. Inscribed of east face with letters TM, and on west face with letters CM. 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. [1-3] The stone is one of five boundary stones along a 500m stretch of parish boundary between SS 6252 4738 to SS 6268 4782. [4] Grinsell cites Westcote to suggest that one of the boundary stones in this stretch was known as Hangmanstone in the 17th Century. [5,6] 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. [7] 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. [8] This stone was visible on the 1843 Combe Martin Tithe map. [9]

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . HHR: Trentishoe (9 April 1987) 81.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1892-1906. County Series, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1905.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 8 July 1993.
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. SC Timms, 3 December 1982 (Devon CC).
  • <5> Archive: Devon County Council. Various. Devon SMR / HER records / parish files - Exmoor records. L Grinsell, 21 November 1982 (letter).
  • <6> Monograph: Westcote, T.. 1845. A View of Devonshire in MDCXXX, with a pedigree of most of its gentry. Will. Roberts. 251-2.
  • <7> Report: McDonnell, R.. 1986. Archaeological survey on Exmoor 1985/86: Trentishoe Down; a summary report. Site 275-287, 290.
  • <8> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <9> Map: 1843. Combe Martin Tithe Map and Apportionment.



Grid reference SS 6265 4775 (point)
Map sheet SS64NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (5A): 1544/2/141
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 19513
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 19514
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 41726
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 41727
  • Devon SMR: SS64NW/44
  • Devon SMR: SS64NW/44/1
  • Devon SMR: SS64NW/77
  • Devon SMR: SS64NW/77/1
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20886
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20887
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21360
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE9006
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 64 NW37
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA107777
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA107778
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA107846
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 872936

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Mar 24 2021 9:41AM


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