MSO12229 - Natural stone on Ricksy Ball (Non-antiquity)


A isolated slate or shale stone, noted during a site visit in 1990, is thought to be of natural origins.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 73843870. An isolated single stone on Ricksy Ball. It is of slate or shale, now leaning and is 0.32 metres wide and 0.17 metres high. Found 31 April 1990 (Ground photograph supplied)[1] Stone relocated and grid reference revised. [2] Not located in ENPA Farm Conservation Scheme evaluation. [3] Not investigated. Although isolated, other similar stones occur on Ricksy Ball, all of which appear to be natural surface stones or outcrop. [4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Monograph: RCHME . 1992. Lithic Monuments within the Exmoor National Park. SS73NW35 50, found 31 April 1990.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records. PRN 35294, M Walker.
  • <3> Report: Broomhead, R. 1991. ENPA FCS report.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Quinnell, N.V.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 21 January 1992.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 867317, Extant 29 November 2021.



Grid reference SS 7376 3859 (point) Estimated from sources
Map sheet SS73NW

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Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6888
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NW35
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 867317
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35294

Record last edited

Nov 29 2021 9:08PM


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