MDE9884 - Natural stone in Farley Water Coombe (Non-antiquity)

Summary

A standing stone reported on Clannon Ball in the bottom of Farley Water Coombe is thought to be a natural feature.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 7557 4355. Natural stone. Alleged standing stone on Clannon Ball, at SS 755 435. Photograph supplied to Devon Historic Environment Record. [1] A leaning natural slab reported to the Royal Commisson on the Historic Monuments of England in 1989 as a possible standing stone. It is one of several in the bottom of Farley Water coombe. Not of archaeological significance. [2,3] The stone was dismissed as a natural stone by two surveys undertaken in 2003 and 2012; the latter noted it was surrounded by other natural boulders. [4,5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. M. Walker, 17 Gloster Road, Barnstaple, Devon..
  • <2> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 23 January 1990.
  • <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. 15.
  • <4> Report: Dray, K.. 2003. A Condition Survey of Standing Stones on Badgworthy Land Company Owned Land, Exmoor. p54, 71.
  • <5> Report: Slater, E.. 2012. A condition survey of standing stones on Badgworthy Land Company owned land, Exmoor National Park. p43.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 890139, Extant 16 June 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7556 4354 (point) Surveyed
Map sheet SS74SE
Civil Parish BRENDON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 50128
  • Devon SMR: SS74SE/51
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE21488
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE84
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 890139

Record last edited

Jun 16 2021 4:25PM

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