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Monument Number 35212

Hob Uid: 35212
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS7955043120
Summary : A stone setting originally comprising five stones with four in an irregular quadrilateral and a fifth in the centre. Only four stones now survive as upright, a large hole marks the void where the fifth once stood.
More information : [SS 79564312] Stones (NR) (1)

A group of five standing stones at Trout Hill, Lat 51 deg 10' 26.75":
Long 3 deg 43' 23.5", resembling a deformed quadrilateral.
[See Illustrations Card.] (2)

This group of five stones forms no regular pattern. The tallest stone is 0.8 m.

Surveyed at 1/2500.

See SS 84 SW 27 for type site. (3)

No change. (4)

SS 795432. Standing stones on Trout Hill. Scheduled. (Scheduled
stones include this setting and also SS 74 SE 1). (5-6)

SS 79564312. During fieldwork in June 1982 it was noticed that the
central stone in the cruciform site was missing. The position of the
stone is now marked by a small crater and the stone is scattered
across the site in small blackened chips suggesting that it was blown
up (7). Prior to 1976 it comprised 5 stones in quincunx (8).

Trout Hill II; SS 79564313. A stone setting, originally of 5 stones, 4 in an irregular quadrilateral with a fifth, central stone (known as "quincunx"). Only four stones now survive, upright and one fallen. A large hole (c) make the position of the fifth, central stone.

The main axis appears to be approximately N to S, marked by three stones in a straight line (A-C-B). Stone (E) has fallen but is close to its original position; it was upright in 1905. (2)

All stones are of local, fine-grained or sedimentary rock of the Hangman Grits series.

The setting occupies a very slight E-facing slope below the crest at the N end of Trout Hill, 150m W of the steep fall to the Badgworthy Water. The area is under coarse grass with rushy patches. From the site there are clear views in a wide arc from N through E to S.

There are two more settings in the immediate vicinity: SS 74 SE 1 lies 180 m to the NW and SS 74 SE 89 is 300 m to the SW. A small stone cairn (SS 74 SE 95) exists 30 m NE of the setting, an association noted elsewhere in the area (eg setting SS 74 SE 49 and cairns SS 74 SE 93 and 94)

A further table of information on the stones is held in the archive. (9)

Stone Setting Scheduled. (10)

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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)
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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 II/ink survey
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JP 07-JUL-65
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 MJF 03-FEB-75
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : DOE (IAM) AMs Eng 2 1978 117
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : DOE (IAM) Record Form Sept 1968
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Source Number : 7
Source : Somerset archaeology and natural history : the proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
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Page(s) : 63
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Vol(s) : 126 (1982)
Source Number : 8
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Thirty Exmoor Stone-settings (Typescript) 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, 08-DEC-1988, P Pattison.
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Source Number : 10
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : English Heritage Record Form 24-NOV-1995
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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
Evidence : Structure

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33039
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : SO 375b
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 25222
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SE 5
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 SE 5
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 5
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 5
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1988-12-08
End Date : 1988-12-08