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Monument Number 35196

Hob Uid: 35196
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS7939043220
Summary : A stone setting of prehistoric date possibly forming an irregular quadrilateral with a central stone.
More information : [SS 7940 4321] Stones (NR) (1)

There is a quadrilatural of stones on Trout Hill, near the fence.
Lat. 51 deg 10' 29.75" Long. 3 deg 43' 31.25". The OS 25" of 1887-8
shows five stones but Chanter and Hansford Worth found only three and
their survey does not agree with the OS [Both surveys are shown on
plan. See Illustrations Card.] (2)

Only three stones of this group survive. The tallest is 0.8m.
Surveyed at 1/2500; see GP AO/65/127/7. See SS 84 SW 27 for type
site. (3)

Bronze Age. (4)

No change: surveyed at 1/2500 on PFD. (5)

SS 795432. Standing stones on Trout Hill. Scheduled. (Scheduled
stones include this setting and also SS 74 SE 5).
(6-7)

SS 794432. Stone setting on Trout Hill formerly comprised 4 stones, 3 upright and 1 fallen. In 1982 there were only 3 uprights. (8)

Trout Hill 1 SS 79414322

A setting of upright stones in a triangular arrangement with two other stones to the E and N. They possibly indicate an irregular quadrilateral with (c) as a central stone. The sides of the triangle are 6m, 7m and 10m.

All the stones appear to be of local sedimentary rocks of the Hangman Grits series.

It is sited in coarse grass with rushy patches above a shelf on a NNE-facing slope at the N end of Trout Hill. It commands views down the Badgworthy Water Valley to the N.

Two other stone settings lie close at hand, SS 74 SE 5 is 185m to the SE and SS 74 SE 89 is 340m to the S. All three settings occupy the same contour just below the crest of the hill. A further table of information on the stones is held in the archive. (9)

Source 11a states that stone D (surveyed by RCHME in 1988 as a recumbant slab) could not be found, but that a previously unrecorded upright exists close by. Field investigation shows that the stone surveyed by RCHME in 1988 (10), as a recumbant slab has now been set upright in almost the same place. The stone can be easily withdrawn from its hole; its siting must now be treated as dubious. (11a, 11)

Stone Setting Scheduled. (12)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1905
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Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
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Vol(s) : 38 (1906)
Source Number : 11a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Information received form Martin Walker at RCHME Exeter.
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Source Number : 12
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : English Heritage Record Form 24-NOV-1995
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Source : Lithic monuments within the Exmoor National Park: a new survey for management purposes
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Source : Trout Hill I/ink survey
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JP 07-JUL-65
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Source : The archaeology of Exmoor : Bideford Bay to Bridgwater
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 MJF 03-FEB-75
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : DOE (IAM) AMs Eng 2 1978 117
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Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : DOE (IAM) Record Form Sept 1968
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Source Number : 8
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Thirty Exmoor Stone Settings 30 Sept 1983 2 (H Eardley-Wilmot)
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Source Number : 9
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation, F3, 09-DEC-1988, P Pattison.
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Source Number : 11
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Wilson-North W R 09-AUG-1994 RCHME Field Investigation.
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Later Prehistoric
Display Date : Later Prehistoric
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -4000
Monument Type : Stone Setting, Stone Alignment
Evidence : Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33038
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : SO 375
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : SO 375a
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 25221
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SE 1
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 SE 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-07-07
End Date : 1965-07-07
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 SE 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1975-02-03
End Date : 1975-02-03
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 SE 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1981-12-09
End Date : 1988-12-09