MSO12219 - Prehistoric stone setting on Squallacombe (Monument)
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Type and Period (2)
- None recorded
SS 7361 3800. Stone setting. A probable setting of two stones, one leaning the other fallen, with the possible site of a third stone represented by a prominent hollow. A and B are 9.3 metres apart, aligned northwest to southeast across the contour. The hole C lies to the northeast, 7.2 metres from A and 4 metres from B, forming a flattish triangle. The stones are situated on a gentle southeastern slope on Squallacombe in rush and coarse grass. There are clear views to the east. Two more stone settings lie close to the northeast (see MSO6809 and MSO12226).  Photography of stone `A' from the south presented to the NAR. An additional table of information on the stones is held in the archive.  The relics of a possible setting found in 1989. Leaning stone 0.55 metres high, fallen stone 0.9 metres long, both in erosion hollows. Further erosion hollow may indicate site of third stone.  Five mounds located that may be associated with this monument. One to the southwest and a group of four to the northeast, both about 45 metres from the stone. No stone visible.  Not located in ENPA Farm Conservation Scheme evaluation.  A stone setting situated above the lip of the hill on Squallacombe, overlooking a gentle south-eastern slope towards the valley to the south. The setting comprises of 2 stones, one leaning, the other recumbent, and a hollow where a stone likely stood, arranged in the form of a right-angled triangle. Livestock continue to rub against Stone A, which has created a significant hollow around the stone's base. Stone B is nearly completely overcome by vegetation and turf and could be lost. 
- <1> SMO7318 Unpublished document: Pattison, P. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 16 January 1989.
- <2> SEM7987 Archive: English Heritage. National Monuments Record / AMIE / Monarch entry - viewable via Pastscape. 867245.
- <3> SSO1877 Monograph: RCHME . 1992. Lithic Monuments within the Exmoor National Park. SS73NW32 p39.
- <4> SSO1970 Unassigned: Walker M. record form.
- <5> SSO813 Report: Broomhead, R. 1991. ENPA FCS report.
- <6>XY SEM8523 Report: Fuller, J.. 2018. Exmoor Prehistoric Standing Stone Condition Survey: 2017-2018. MSO12219. [Mapped features: #45597 Stone A., MSO12219; #45598 Stone B., MSO12219; #45599 Stone C., MSO12219]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 7361 3801 (21m by 16m) (Surveyed)|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=867245 (Pastscape entry: 867245)
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6944
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NW32
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 867245
- Somerset SMR PRN: 35284
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Dec 17 2018 12:01PM
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