MSO6276 - Post-medieval boundary stone at Rex Stile Head (Monument)


A post-medieval boundary stone at marks the boundary between Wootton Courtney and Luccombe parishes. A similar stone lies to the northeast.

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"B.S." is printed on the Ordnance Survey Archaeological Division six inch map. [1] Sandstone boundary stone, triangular in cross section with a bench mark cut into the top left hand corner. [2] The boundary stone was surveyed with GPS as part of the Exmoor project, giving a National Grid Reference of SS 90482 42555. The stone marks the boundary of Wootton Courtenay and Luccombe parishes. It is marked on the Ordnance Survey 25 inch map of 1889 [3]. A similar stone lies at Rex Stile, at SS 90646 42651. [4] The site is marked as "Rexdale Head" on the Wootton Courtenay Tithe Map and the stone may or may not have been marked on the map at c. SS 9047 4254. [5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. 6" SS94SW.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. A Bowman, 16 September 1985.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889, Somerset 34(14).
  • <4>XY Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1997. [Mapped feature: #43082 ]
  • <5> Map: 1844. Wootton Courtenay Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1086687, Extant 12 October 2021.



Grid reference SS 9048 4255 (point) GPS derived
Map sheet SS94SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10225
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11983
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7434
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW72
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1086687
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 34600
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 16273

Record last edited

Oct 12 2021 4:40PM


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