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] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Archive: Devon County Council. Various. Devon SMR / HER records / parish files - Exmoor records. H Eardley-Wilmot, written information and sketch, 1979.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 30 November 1989.
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 867950, Extant 1 December 2021.

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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
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 SW11
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 867950



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

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Record last edited

Dec 1 2021 3:39PM


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