MSO12247 - Possible prehistoric standing stone on Trout Hill (Monument)


An edge set stone may be a prehistoric standing stone

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An alleged standing stone located on the southern crest of Trout Hill. Stone 0.16 metres high, 0.58 metres wide, 0.1 centimetres thick at SS 795 429. Could be natural but appears to have been set in place; several other sites on this spur end. [1] At SS 7943 4294 is an edge set stone measuring 0.25 metres long, 0.06 metres wide and 0.05 metres high. It is aligned northnorthwest to southsoutheast, and is set back 15 metres from the crest of steep natural slopes. The stone occurs in an otherwise stone free area; however, it may be a natural feature. [2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records. PRN 33038, M Walker, RCHME Exeter, 1993 (Walker no: 134).
  • <2> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 14 June 1994.
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1041457, Extant 2 June 2021.



Grid reference SS 7942 4294 (point) Surveyed
Map sheet SS74SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7108
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE131
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1041457
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35312

Record last edited

Jun 2 2021 12:34PM


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