MDE8970 - Post-medieval gatepost west of Lower Fyldon Cross (Monument)


A former gatepost, 1.5 metres long but now prone, has been reported as a possible reused prehistoric standing stone but there is no information to confirm this.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible standing stone was noted in use as a gatepost. It measured 1.2 metres in height, 0.8 metres wide and 0.14 metres thick. [1] SS 7362 3346 Gatepost. A redundant gate post, recorded in 1976 [1] as possibly a reused prehistoric standing stone. It is now prone and measures 1.5 metres long, 1.1 metres wide and 0.14 metres thick. It is pierced by five holes, each 0.1 metres in diameter, and was clearly once part of a slip bar gate. There is no evidence that this stone was a prehistoric monument. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Archive: Devon County Council. Paperwork held by Devon HER / SMR. H Eardley-Wilmot, written information and sketch, 1979.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 30 November 1989.



Grid reference SS 7362 3345 (point) (Surveyed)
Map sheet SS73SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS73SW/16
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 7672
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20199
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SW11
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 867950

Record last edited

Jan 11 2017 3:26PM


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