MSO12389 - Possibel post-medieval boundary stone at Broad Mead (Monument)

Summary

A broken standing stone set in concrete may be a boundary marker. It may be the relocated Twizzle Mark Stone.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 7170 4194 An upright pointed (broken) stone, 0.5 metres high and 0.4 by 0.2 metres, set in concrete on an east slope of the Lynton to South Molton trackway or hollow way (MMO495). It is now impossible to ascertain its original height. This stone is not shown on the 1888 Ordnance Survey map [1] nor on the revision of 1904 [2]; however, it is situated on the Devon/Somerset County Boundary (also the Forest of Exmoor boundary) and may well be a boundary marker. There is the possibility that this may be the Twizzle Mark Stone(MSO6844) transferred to this site from a wall junction 29 metres to the south, but no definite evidence was found to confirm this theory. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890; Devon sheet 7(13).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1904; Devon sheet 7(13).
  • <3>XY Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation. [Mapped feature: #46992 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7170 4194 (point)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7133
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW151
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1044373
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35584

Record last edited

Feb 3 2021 9:53AM

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