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


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 Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments.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.



Grid reference SS 7556 4354 (point) Surveyed
Map sheet SS74SE

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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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