MSO12360 - Prehistoric standing stone on Withypool Common (Monument)

Summary

A standing stone is recorded as being removed from this position in around 1920. It is possibly the same stone located during field survey in 1995.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A stone about 3 feet high stood alongside the headwater of the Portford Stream but was removed in about 1920 during road alterations according to a local farmer. [1] A stone was located at the above National Grid Reference and is recorded under MSO8749. It is not clear if this is related to the stone referred to by [1]. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Monograph: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1983. Ancient Exmoor. The Exmoor Press. 25-27.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 4 February 1995.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8277 3435 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS83SW
Civil Parish WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (0)

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35549

Record last edited

Apr 19 2021 10:41PM

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