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Monument Number 35142

Hob Uid: 35142
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Oare
Grid Ref : SS7987048370
Summary : A standing stone, cairn and circular platform are alleged at this location. However they were not found during RCHME Field investigation.
More information : SS 799484. Two standing stones located east of Oare
Post (SS 83674643). (1)

SS 79874837 & SS 79874836 Two upright standing stones 0.8m high and
19.0m apart. The northernmost has a small packing stone. Surveyed
at 1:2500 on PFD. (2)

(SS 79864837 & SS 79874836) Standing Stones (NR). (3)

SS 79874837 two standing stones on Yenworthy Common at about 355m OD. They are situated on a gentle S facing slope, under heather and gorse cover, at the NW end of a ridge. Sited just to the S of the ridge summit they can be seen from the valley of the East Lyn river to the W; howeverthe view to the N is hidden by the summit. Both are of local sandstone and are aligned NNW-SSE.

(A) SS 79874838. The northernmost is a chisel topped earthfast slab of wedge shape section 0.9m high, 0.75m wide E-w and 0.15m to 0.3m thick. There is a small packing stone embedded in the turf to the S of its base and a shallow erosion hollow 0.3m deep and about 1.8m diameter on the S side.

(B) SS 79884836. Some 19m SSE is a pointed top earthfast block 0.95m high, 0.5m wide E-W and 0.25m thick has a slight lean to the N. No packing stones are visible but there is an oval erosion hollow o.4m maximum depth and 2m E-W diameter. Around the W, S to SE side is an outer facing scarp a maximum 0.6m high which may be part of the original feature.
(NB although Grinsells (1) NGR is correct his location `E of Oare Post' is erroneous.) (4).

A cairn referred to in the Somerset SMR record, although not given a location by its finder, may be the cairn-like feature recorded by source 4 around the southern side of the southern stone. A circular platform also noted in the SMR could not be located, nor could an additional two standing stones referred to by the same source. (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : The archaeology of Exmoor : Bideford Bay to Bridgwater
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 PAS 30-JAN-75
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : OS 1:10000 1980
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation, 04-JAN-1989, IS Sainsbury.
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation 12-APR-1994 (WR Wilson-North)
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Source : Lithic monuments within the Exmoor National Park: a new survey for management purposes
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Source : Penworthy Common Standing Stones/ink survey
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Standing Stone
Evidence : Uncertain Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33867
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 NE 14
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 NE 14
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1975-01-30
End Date : 1975-01-30
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 NE 14
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1989-01-04
End Date : 1989-01-04