MSO7064 - Bronze Age standing stone at Drybridge Combe (Monument)

Summary

A probably Bronze Age standing stone was noted during field investigation, situated in a large erosion hollow. This record is probably the same as MSO12241.

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Full Description

Centred at SS 7616 3810 close to the head of Drybridge Combe, is a probably Bronze Age standing stone. It is post-shaped, and is 0.55 metres high, 0.23 metres long and 0.16 metres wide. The stone is situated within a large erosion hollow 2 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres deep. This was surveyed at 1:2500 scale, along with the with Blue Gate Mine complex. This site has also been recorded by Richard McDonnell. [1-3] This site has possibly been confused with MSO7064. The stone is shown on an Ordnance Survey map dating to 1995. [4] The site location has been amended to SS 7607 3799. [5] The erosion hollow was identified as active in 2001. [6] An upright tapering post measuring roughly 0.45 x 0.25 x 0.15m, set on the south-western side of Deer Park. It lies within an area of rushes, prone to waterlogging, close to a historic quarry. The stone is unstable within its socket and sits within a significantly large erosion hollow filled with water. [8] The site location has been re-amended to SS 76166 38107. [9] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [10]

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <1> Survey: Wilson-North, R. and Chapman, H.. 1994. Blue Gate mining complex/ink survey. 1:2500. General: Permatrace. Pen and Ink.
  • <2> Survey: McDonnell, R. 1993, 1994. Archaeological Survey for Exmoor National Park. Field record 250.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Various. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 27 October 1994.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . 1:2500, 1995, Somerset SS 73 NE.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. Chris Webster, Somerset County Council HER, April 1998.
  • <6> Report: Blackmore, O.. 2002. A Condition Survey of Standing Stones on Exmoor National Park Authority Owned Land.
  • <7> Aerial photograph: Aerial photograph reference number . DAP QO 01, 02 (26 March 1990).
  • <8>XY Report: Fuller, J.. 2018. Exmoor Prehistoric Standing Stone Condition Survey: 2017-2018. MSO7064. [Mapped feature: #45719 Standing Stone., MSO7064]
  • <9> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Jack Fuller, 19 December 2018.
  • <10> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1029673, Extant 17 November 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7616 3810 (point)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12533
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NE54
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1029673
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35735

Record last edited

Nov 17 2021 3:57PM

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