MSO12402 - Possible prehistoric field boundary at East Pinford (Monument)


A spread of stones was originally thought to represent a ruined building; however, it is now thought more likely to either form part of a series of prehistoric field boundaries or simply be a natural stone outcrop.

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SS 7987 4260. A possible ruined building, but similar to "stones" published on Ordnance Survey map at SS 797 427. Found by Martin Walker on 13 July 1990 [1]. This feature was identified on the ground as a spread of stones, most being earthfast, but with no formal pattern. Almost certainly a natural outcrop, including the upright (photographed) which is about 0.4m high. The only similarity to the published six stone setting (MSO6820) is the quantity of outcrop which occurs at the site where turf has been removed or eroded. [2] The National Grid Reference of this site falls near the line of one of the field banks located in the area (MSO11001) and may be part of it. [3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. M Walker, 17 Gloster Road, Barnstaple, Devon.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Quinnell, N.V.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 21 January 1992.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. Chris Webster, January 1998.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 890355, Extant 1 June 2021.



Grid reference SS 7987 4260 (point) Surveyed
Map sheet SS74SE

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Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6971
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE101
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 890355
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35598

Record last edited

Oct 12 2021 10:31AM


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