MSO11684 - Undated worked stone to rear of Edbrooke Farm (Monument)

Summary

An alleged standing stone, now used as a garden seat. It is possibly of natural origin but has been worked and has a finely chiselled edge.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A massive local stone found immediately (c. 10 centimetres) below the topsoil, but possibly deeper as the ground was partly removed. Found c. 2 metres from the river bank, now moved to the river bank itself. No sign of use as a gatepost etc. Possibly a natural stone, but not waterworn and so may be a fallen standing stone. [1] A sandstone block 2.2 metres long. 0.6 metres wide and 0.18 metres thick, now used as a garden seat. Unlikely to have been a prehistoric standing stone but it has been worked and has a finely chiselled edge. [3]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. I Burrow, Somerset County Council, 30 October 1979.
  • <2> Article in serial: Fowler, MJ. 1988. The Standing Stones of Exmoor. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 132. 1-13 (Winsford 3).
  • <3> Monograph: RCHME . 1992. Lithic Monuments within the Exmoor National Park. SS93SW16, 67.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560. SS93SW.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 9113 3421 (point) (Surveyed)
Map sheet SS93SW
Civil Parish WINSFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8560
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8594
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SW15
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 93 SW16
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1095006
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 866608
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34243

Record last edited

Feb 7 2017 12:33PM

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