MSO6745 - Prehistoric standing stone used as parish boundary marker on Hoar Moor (Monument)


A boundary stone stands at 0.7 metres high and is situated on the Exford and Cutcombe parish boundary. It appears to be a prehistoric standing stone that has been reused as a parish boundary marker.

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SS 8640 4084. An upright stone situated at about 445 Ordnance Datum on a gentle heather and bracken covered south facing slope. It is a course grained diamond shaped sandstone block 0.7 metres high, 0.62 metres wide and 0.30 metres thick. There are a few small packing stones around its base and it stands in a slight erosion hollow. It is on the line of the Exford and Cutcombe Parish Boundary and there is nothing to suggest it is other than a boundary stone of unknown period. [1] A stone at SS 8640 4084 lies on the Exford and Cutcombe parish boundary. It is of local sandstone, 0.7 metres high, 0.6 metres wide and 0.3 metres thick. Part of the prehistoric field system is aligned on the stone, suggesting that it is a prehistoric standing stone that has been later used as a parish boundary marker, demonstrating the longevity of archaeological features in this landscape. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 10 January 1990.
  • <2> Report: Riley, H.. 2009. Hoar Moor and Codsend Moors, Exford and Cutcombe, Somerset, Exmoor National Park: Historic Landscape Analysis. 13.



Grid reference SS 8640 4084 (point)
Map sheet SS84SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10017
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SE97
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 866625
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 13199

Record last edited

Sep 5 2017 1:55PM


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