MEM22642 - Undated standing stone on Goosemoor Common (Monument)

Summary

A standing stone was visible during field investigation in 2014. This feature is of unknown date, but may represent a boundary stone or prehistoric feature.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A standing stone was visible during field investigation in April 2014; it was surveyed using GPS and its position recorded as SS 88082 41820. This feature is of unknown date, but may represent a boundary stone or prehistoric feature. The stone is seen to be leaning, but is firmly set into the ground. It is around 0.5 metres tall and is set within a roughly circular erosion hollow measuring an estimated 1.2 metres in diameter. It appears to be isolated. [1] The stone is a thin slab just over the lip of the north facing slope of Goosemoor Common. To the east is a deep drainage ditch. The stone is tilted at a 30o angle towards the east, and measures 0.6 by 0.24 by 0.1 metres, with its axis orientated east to west. Generally MEM22642 is in a good condition. Despite the significant lean the stone is very firmly set within the ground. It is clear that this stone is currently used as a rubbing post, evidenced by the significant erosion hollow. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Exmoor National Park Authority. 2014. Dunkery Hill, Hanny Combe and Spangate: Site visit.
  • <2>XY Report: Fuller, J.. 2018. Exmoor Prehistoric Standing Stone Condition Survey: 2017-2018. MEM22642. [Mapped feature: #45496 Standing Stone., MEM22642]

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 88083 41821 (point) (GPS derived)
Map sheet SS84SE
Civil Parish LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • National Trust HER Record

Record last edited

Mar 9 2020 12:41PM

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