MEM23266 - Post-medieval stepping stones southeast of Garliscombe Corn Mill (Monument)


A line of stepping stones are recorded on historic mapping crossing the Barle River. It is not clear whether they are still extant but they seem to be shown on aerial photographs taken in 2013.

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A line of dots are shown crossing the River Barle here on the Tithe Map for Withypool, marking the continuation of a footpath heading northwards towards Withypool. [1] The dots are also shown on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps and are labelled "Stepping Stones". [2,3] The stones are not marked on the present Ordnance Survey mapping; however, aerial photographs taken in 2013 appear to show the line of stones still present in the River. [4,5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: 1839. Withypool Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap.
  • <5> Aerial photograph: Getmapping. 2013. Vertical Aerial Photography of Exmoor National Park.



Grid reference Centred SS 8490 3549 (21m by 28m) Historic mapping
Map sheet SS83NW
Historic Parish WITHYPOOL

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Record last edited

Sep 1 2021 2:39PM


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