MSO7771 - 19th Century boundary stones at Outer Alscott (Monument)
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Stone SS 8300 4454 (NAT), Stone SS 8302 4449 (NAT)  Thought to form part of a stone setting.  Post-medieval boundary stone at SS 8300 4454. Ground photos  Supplied to the NAR [1-4] Centred at SS 8300 4454. Two stones, 90 metres apart, are situated on gently sloping ground on a northwestern spur of Porlock Allotment at 410 metres Ordnance Datum: Stone A. SS 8298 4458. A thin rectangular slatey slab 0.28 metres high, 0.2 metres wide east to west and 0.05 metres thick in an erosion hollow 1.6 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres deep. It appears to have been broken as two pieces 0.45 metres and 0.40 metres long and both 0.02 metres wide and 0.05 metres thick lie in the hollow on the southern side, so originally the stone may have been up to 1.3 metres high. Stone B. SS 8302 4449. An upright earthfast slab 0.65 metres high, 0.03 metres wide eastnortheast to westnorthwest and 0.1 metres thick set in an erosion hollow 2 metres diameter 0.02 metres deep. The stones were set up in the 19th Century to define the property boundary between the Manors of Glenthorne and Oare. [4,5] A large rather amorphous mound lies some 15 metres to the northwest of stone B, at SS 8301 4450. The mound measures some 8.5 metres in diameter and is 0.8 metres high. It is peaty, with little stone and is most likely to be associated with peat cutting. The mound was recorded using differential GPS as part of the EH survey of Mill Hill for the ENPA. The second stone at SS 8298 4458 (B) could not be located. [?] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. 
- <1> SSO1446 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1978. 1:10,000 Map, 1978. 1:10,000.
- <2> SMO5110 Externally held archive reference: Externally held archive. Ground Photos x2, M Walker, 17 Glosher Rd, Barnstaple, Devon. EX32 9JR..
- <3> SMO5308 Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. PRN 33863, 3. R McDonnell, Pers Comm 17 April 1984.
- <3> SMO5308 Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. E Dennison, Somerset County Council, 17 April 1984.
- <4> SEM7985 Serial: Exmoor Society. 1959-present. Exmoor Review. (1984), 58,59 (Dr E Mold) Quoting Glenthorne Estate papers.
- <5>XY SMO7324 Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 23 January 1990. [Mapped features: #47322 Stone A, ; #47323 Stone B, ]
- <6> SMO5308 Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. R McDonnell, 31 October 1975, Western Archaeological Trust.
- <7> SEM6889 Report: Riley, H.. 2003. Mill Hill, Oare, Somerset. English Heritage.
- <8> SMO7322 Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 2003.
- <9> SSO1877 Monograph: RCHME . 1992. Lithic Monuments within the Exmoor National Park. p58 SS84SW79.
- <10> SSO1621 Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1963. 6" SS84SW.
- <11> SSO1175 Article in serial: Fowler, MJ. 1988. The Standing Stones of Exmoor. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 132. 1-13 (Oare 5).
- <12> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 859224, Extant 22 June 2021.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8300 4453 (40m by 90m) (2 map features)|
|Civil Parish||OARE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=859224 (Original Monarch entry: 859224)
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11486
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW79
- National Park
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 859224
- Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33863
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Feb 23 2022 2:32PM
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