MSO12230 - Natural stones on Ricksy Ball (Non-antiquity)

Summary

A possible double stone row was noted during a site visit in 1990; however, further investigation now suggests this was a natural outcropping of stones.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A possible double stone row with five recumbent stones and one upright reported in 1990 at SS 7360 3862. An extensive search in 1992 failed to locate this site. [1,2] Site relocated with revised grid reference. Fifteen stones recorded, planned and photographed. A V-shaped arrangement of five single stones and two groups of five each. Two of the fifteen not located in 1995. [3] An extensive search of the area failed to locate these stones, and misty conditions precluded the identification of the panoramic details on one photograph [1]. Natural surface stones occur over the area though widely dispersed. The arrangement of stones indicated by canes in the photograph is not especially persuasive of a double row and the single upright may be an outcrop stone, a common feature on Exmoor. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Archive: English Heritage. National Monuments Record / AMIE / Monarch entry - viewable via Pastscape. 867269, M Walker, 3 June 1990.
  • <2> Monograph: RCHME . 1992. Lithic Monuments within the Exmoor National Park. SS73NW34 p52.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records. M Walker, 1995.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Quinnell, N.V.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 20 July 1990.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7357 3847 (point) (Surveyed)
Map sheet SS73NW
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NW34
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 867269
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35295

Record last edited

Feb 13 2017 2:01PM

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