MSO6957 - Possible prehistoric standing stone at Long Holcombe (Monument)

Summary

A prehistoric standing stone at Long Holcombe could not be found at the reported location. It may be an incorrect grid reference for MSO7084.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 775 356 A squat slab was recorded, being 1.4 metres high, 1.4 metres wide and 0.15 metres thick. This is aligned roughly east to west. [1] Standing stone. No trace of the stone was found within a 400 metre radius of the provided national grid reference above. The area is covered by coarse grass and rushes. Somerset Historic Environment Record was unable to supply any further information about this site or to confirm (or otherwise) the national grid reference given. [2,3] Field reconnaissance in the vicinity of SS 775 356 confirms that there is no standing stone in this area. However, some 350 metres north of the national grid reference, at SS 7738 3593, is MSO7084: an upright slab. Despite the distance from the national grid reference sited for this record, this stone may well be the feature referred to by Eardley-Wilmot, who gives its dimensions as "1.4 metres high, 1.4 metres wide and 0.15 metres thick", those of MSO7084 are 0.65 metres high, 0.6 metres long and 0.18 metres thick. [4] No clear standing stones were witnessed in the area during the survey, possibly a mis-recorded number. [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> Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H. 15.09.80. Eardley-Wilmot, H to Somerset County Council.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Quinnell, N.V.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 5 December 1989.
  • <3> Monograph: RCHME . 1992. Lithic Monuments within the Exmoor National Park. 50, SS 73 NE 18.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 14 December 1994.
  • <5> Report: Fuller, J.. 2018. Exmoor Prehistoric Standing Stone Condition Survey: 2017-2018.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 870260, Extant 17 November 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 775 356 (point)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (2)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10989
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE18
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 870260
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33128

Record last edited

Nov 17 2021 1:27PM

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