MDE21605 - 19th Century Decision Stone at Sisters Fountain (Monument)
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A stone is marked on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps and on the six inch 1962 map. [1-3] The stone is no longer shown on contemporary mapping; however, it may still be extant.  Near to the Sisters Fountain is the spot where the Revd Halliday is said to have stood and decided to build his house here. A small inscribed stone (the decision stone) marks the spot but was not seen at time of survey (July 1987) because of the dense undergrowth.  The stone was found during a site visit on 18 August 2020 by two members of the ENPA Conservation and Access Team. It was still located in the same position as shown on the 25 inch 1st Edition map . The stone was obscured by vegetation but its inscription was clearly legible. It reads: Fr. Octr. 23rd / 1829. 
- <1> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
- <2> SEM7223 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1892-1906. County Series, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560.
- <3> SEM7220 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
- <4> SEM8322 Map: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap.
- <5> SMO5109 Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . HHR: Countisbury (24 November 1988) 22.
- <6> SEM1 Verbal communication: Various. Various. ENPA archaeologist field visit. R Wilson-North and T Thurlow, Conservation and Access Team, 18 August 2020.
|Grid reference||SS 7935 4918 (point) Historic mapping|
|Civil Parish||COUNTISBURY, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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- Devon SMR Monument ID: 54910
- Devon SMR: SS74NE/640
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Jul 28 2021 8:44AM
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