MDE9883 - Disputed stone circle on Cheriton Ridge (Non-antiquity)

Summary

Reported to be the site of a stone circle, however field survey revealed no evidence of such. The hillside in this area is littered with exposed natural boulders and stones.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 751 435 Alleged stone circle. Stone circle, 15.2 metres in diameter discovered at SS 751 435. Nine stones identified; beneath heather. [1] There is no evidence of a stone circle in the area of the national grid reference given. The crest of Cheriton Ridge at this point is covered with extensive areas of peat diggings and long moorland grass. West of the national grid reference the land slopes steeply down to Hoaroak Water and the hillside is littered with exposed natural boulders and stones. [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. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1>XY Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. Unknown Correspondence. [Mapped feature: #38825 ]
  • <2> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. SAJ Probert, 9 January 1989.
  • <3> Report: Quinnell, N.V. and Dunn, C.J.. 1992. Lithic monuments within the Exmoor National Park: A new survey for management purposes by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England.. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. P. 16.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 890133, Extant 16 June 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 750 435 (point) Estimated from sources
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish BRENDON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 641
  • Devon SMR: SS74SE/2
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20006
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE83
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 890133

Record last edited

Jun 16 2021 4:19PM

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