MSO12225 - Disputed stone row or setting near East Pinford (Non-antiquity)


The site of a possible stone row or stone setting was recorded in 1989 and was thought to comprise of an upright and a recumbent stone. However, further investigation suggests this is a natural stone outcrop.

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Upright, two stubs and a recumbent noted in 1989. [1] SS 795 426 (but indicated on the map at SS 7951 4265). A possible stone setting or row represented by two stones, one recumbent and the other upright, was reported in June 1990 near the junction of two tributaries of Badgworthy Water [1]. The RCHME fieldwork in 1992 found no evidence of a setting. Visible stones, comprising upright blocks and part buried elongated grounders, all appear to be natural occurrences. [2] SS 795 426, but indicated on map at SS 7951 4265. A possible stone setting of an upright stone and recumbent stone reported in 1990 near the junction of two waters. RCHME found no evidence of a setting and visible stones appear natural. [3] Location improbable for a setting but likely for natural outcrops. [4] No change noted in condition of site. [5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records. PRN 35290, M Walker, 1989, Photograph.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Quinnell, N.V.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 21 January 1992.
  • <3> Monograph: RCHME . 1992. Lithic Monuments within the Exmoor National Park. SS74SE102 p48.
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. A Preece, 1994.
  • <5> Unassigned: Walker M. 1995. PRN 33038. PRN 33038, M Walker, 1 September 1995.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 890360, Extant 2 June 2021.



Grid reference SS 7951 4265 (point) Surveyed
Map sheet SS74SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6972
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE102
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 890360
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35290

Record last edited

Jun 2 2021 12:44PM


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