MSO7132 - Post-medieval boundary stone at Broad Mead (Monument)

Summary

An upright rectangular quartz stone is situated on the Devon/Somerset border and the west edge of the Forest of Exmoor, and is probably a post-medieval boundary stone.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Boundary Stone SS 71709 41727 An upright stone, a pointed rectangular quartz granular post 0.5 metres high and 0.3 metres by 0.2 metres, set in a concrete base. It is now loose in an erosion hollow. This stone is not shown on the 1888 Ordnance Survey map[1] nor on the revision of 1902 [2] however it is situated on the Devon/Somerset County Boundary (also the Forest of Exmoor boundary) and is almost certainly a boundary marker. Surveyed at 1:2500. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1890 (Surveyed 1888), Devon 7(13).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1904 (Revised 1902), Devon 7(13).
  • <3>XY Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 29 March 1995. [Mapped feature: #46973 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7170 4172 (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): MSO12388
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SW150
  • National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1044369
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35583

Record last edited

Jan 27 2021 2:02PM

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