MSO7774 - Possible prehistoric standing stone on Stowey Allotment (Monument)


A possible prehistoric standing stone shown on historic mapping has since been removed and the land is now cultivated.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 8116 4446 Stone. A possible monument, annotated `stone' on the 2nd Edition 6 inch map of 1905. [1] It is uncertain if this was an antiquity and it has been destroyed. It lay within Stowey Allotment which is now cultivated land. `Stone' published at SS 8116 4446 but cancelled by reviser (not by Ordnance Survey archaeological staff). May still be extant. Two other stones 250 metres to the northwest are published on the 1:10,000 1978 map. [2-3] No extent stones were visible in this area of heavily grazed pasture. The site was also likely a boundary stone related to the nearby stones (MSO7772), and not a prehistoric Standing Stone. [4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1892-1906. County Series, 2nd Edition 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. 1905.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1978. 1:10,000 Map, 1978. 1:10,000.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Pattison, P. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 11 January 1989.
  • <4> Report: Fuller, J.. 2018. Exmoor Prehistoric Standing Stone Condition Survey: 2017-2018.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 859348, Extant 21 June 2021.



Grid reference SS 8116 4445 (point) Historic mapping
Map sheet SS84SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW126
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 859348

Record last edited

Jun 22 2021 4:06PM


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