MDE9895 - Natural outcrop of stone on Cheriton Ridge (Non-antiquity)


A possible prehistoric stone row was reported, leading from Cheriton Ridge down towards Hoaroak Water, but it is more likely to be a natural stone outcrop.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 7514 4311. On Cheriton Ridge several sandstone stones were found leading downhill towards the stream (Hoaroak Water). A possible stone row? or outcropping?. [1] In 1990 a possible stone row, represented by several stones leading downhill towards Hoaroak Water was reported to the Royal Commision on the Historical Monuments of England. Investigation in 1992 located an irregular line of a half dozen stones, spaced at intervals of between 2.0 and 20 metres, extending for about 70 metres. Stones, some isolated and others forming small patches, occur in the vicinity; all appear to be natural occurrences exposed by surface erosion. [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 (4)

  • <1>XY Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. M Walker, 17 Gloster Road, Barnstaple, 31 April 1990. [Mapped feature: #46730 ]
  • <2> Unpublished document: Quinnell, N.V.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 20 January 1992.
  • <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. 15-16.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 890365, Extant 16 June 2021.



Grid reference SS 7514 4311 (point)
Map sheet SS74SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 50130
  • Devon SMR: SS74SE/53
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE103
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 890365

Record last edited

Jun 16 2021 9:27AM


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