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


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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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 Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R..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.



Grid reference SS 7616 3810 (point)
Map sheet SS73NE

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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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