MSO7128 - Post-medieval boundary stone on Broad Mead (Monument)

Summary

A fallen post-medieval boundary stone, which formerly marked the Devon / Somerset County Boundary and the west edge of the Forest of Exmoor.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Boundary Stone (Fallen) SS 71732 41310. A rectangular stone block, 1.2 metres long east to west 0.4 metres wide and 0.3 metres thick, laid on the ground surface in an area of rough grass. A small white quartz stone supports its south side. There is a slight encircling hollow. This stone lies 4 metres to the east of the Devon/Somerset County Boundary (also the west edge of the Forest of Exmoor), and is almost certainly a fallen boundary stone and triggerstone. However no boundary stone is depicted on the Ordnance Survey map of 1890 [1] at this position, the nearest one shown was some 45 metres due south at SS 71732 41265 (MSO7137), of which there is now no trace. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890 (Surveyed 1888), Devon Sheet 7(13).
  • <2>XY Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 29 March 1995. [Mapped feature: #45899 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7173 4131 (point) (Centred on)
Map sheet SS74SW
Civil Parish CHALLACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12384
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW146
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1044299
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35579

Record last edited

Jan 27 2021 2:03PM

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