MSO6851 - Stonchiste (Monument)
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Type and Period (6)
- None recorded
SS 807360 roughly. Exford 8. What "might or might not" have been a stone-lined grave originally enclosed by a round barrow, is indicatedby the name Stonchiste, Stonhust, Stonchuste or other variants in theboundary perambulations of Exmoor Forest from 1279 onwards, on or nearthe boundary of the parishes of Exford, Exmoor and Withypool. Another possibility is that it is a corrupt writing of Stanceastel, usually meaning the foundations of a Roman villa, but this seems improbable in a region where Roman remains are exceedingly rare. Site visited by Grinsell 23rd July 1969 when there were several large slabs in the vicinity. (1)There is no trace of 'large slabs' at or near SS 807360, the reference given by Grinsell, and it seems most likely that he is referring to the junction of the Exmoor/Exmoor/Withypool parish boundaries on White Hill at SS 8068 3752, some 1500m due N. This is on the old Forest boundary and some years ago there was a 'disturbance of large stones' (2a) here on the N side of the Exford/Withypoole boundary hedge (2).
- <1> SMO5467 Article in serial: Grinsell, L.V.. 1969. Somerset Barrows. Part I: West and South. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 113. 4,13,16,32.
- <2> SMO5301 Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1981. Worksheet in Devon HER. RCHME Field Investigation 09-JAN-1990 (IS Sainsbury).
- <3> SMO5301 Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1981. Worksheet in Devon HER. H Eardley-Wilmot (Pers Comm) 09-JUL-1990.
|Grid reference||SS 807 359 (point)|
|Civil Parish||WITHYPOOL AND HAWKRIDGE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
|Civil Parish||EXFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
|Civil Parish||EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=35759 (Pastscape entry: 35759)
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NW11
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 35759
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Sep 17 2009 9:51AM
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