MEM24497 - Possible prehistoric standing stone or rubbing stone on Larkbarrow (Monument)

Summary

A recumbent stone on the northern edge of Larkbarrow may represent a collapsed standing stone or rubbing stone.

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Type and Period (2)

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Full Description

Isolated, large (1m x 1m x 0.2m) stone slab which appears to be earthfast and leaning so that it is almost recumbent. The size of the stone is atypical for Exmoor’s standing stones, but its setting overlooking Maddacombe and general morphology is within the normal range. It is possibly a prehistoric standing stone though this is uncertain. Its presence near a ditch may also sugges that it was removed from that location during excavation. [1-2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Morris, B.. 2014. Larkbarrow Farm, Exmoor: Results of a walkover survey. p. 19; ELB14(17).
  • <2>XY Digital archive: Bray, L.. 2014-2015. Larkbarrow, Exmoor: Archaeological walkover survey. p. 1; ELB14(17). [Mapped feature: #45009 Possible standing stone., ELB14(17)]

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 82549 43431 (point)
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Events/Activities (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Mires Feature Reference (Monument): ELB14(17)

Record last edited

Nov 26 2019 3:40PM

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