MEM23104 - Froude Hancock memorial stone (Monument)
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A large stone boulder, inscribed: FROUDE / HANCOCK / 1865-1933.  Philip Froude Hancock was a partner in a brewery in Wiveliscombe. During his lifetime he played rugby for England and became a huntsman on Exmoor. A plaque on the rear of the stone reads: PLEASE DO NOT DEFACE / THIS STONE / IT WAS PLACED HERE TO THE / MEMORY OF A MAN WHO WAS / MUCH BELOVED AND ANY INJURY / TO IT WOULD CAUSE DISTRESS / TO VERY MANY PEOPLE.  A 13 ton granite boulder acting as a memorial and a boundary stone for West Anstey Common. Philip Froude Hancock was the fifth son of William Hancock, a Wiveliscombe brewer and banker. He was a huntsman, played rugby for Somerset and England and "was admired and loved by many people". He died in 1933 and the stone memorial was brought to this site in 1935 by a steam lorry that nearly blew up on the steep hills on the way. 
- <1> SMO5308 Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. See attached photograph.
- <2> SMO7333 Website: Various. Various. World Wide Web page. http://flickriver.com/photos/webrarian/2628995112/ (image by Webrarian); visited 19 November 2014.
- <3> SEM8104 Monograph: Earle, J.. 1991. Exmoor and the Quantocks: A walker's guide. Cicerone Press. 113.
|Grid reference||SS 8397 2965 (point) (MasterMap)|
|Civil Parish||WEST ANSTEY, NORTH DEVON, DEVON|
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Jan 29 2019 3:39PM
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