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Monument Number 35250

Hob Uid: 35250
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Brendon and Countisbury
Grid Ref : SS7540043320
Summary : Stone setting comprising a possible four irregular rows of four stones considered to be of prehistoric date.
More information : (SS 75404351) Stones (NAT) (1)

Cheriton Ridge, near Farley Water, Long 3 degs. 46' 57" Lat 51 degs. 10' 30", shown on the Ordnance Survey, this is a very irregular stone assemblage (see plan). This setting does not seem to be in Grinsell's
list. (2-3)

SS 75404331. Since 1905 a number of the stones have been removed and
the setting now comprises six upright slabs, five stumps and five
recumbent stones. The heights vary from ground level to 0.6m.

Although somewhat irregular it seems possible that the setting
originally consisted of sixteen or twenty five stones set in roughly
parallel rows.

Surveyed at 1:2500 (see also illustration survey). (4)

Centred at SS 7541 4330 is a squarish stone setting with sides of 17m by 16.5m, originally perhaps four slightly irregular rows of four stones. It is now represented by eight upright and five fallen or displaced stones, and two sets of probable triggers or packing stones.

All the stones are of sandstone type, in a geological area of Hangman Grits.

The setting lies on a shelf, on the N.E. side and below the crest of a long narrow spur, and close to the lip of the steep sided valley of Farley water. While the stones are in a patch of close-cropped grass the surrounding area is of coarse molinia.

Views are restricted to the N and NW but encompass at least two other settings one on Pig Hill and the other on Clannon Ball (SS 74 SE 85 and SS 74 SE 18).

Stones recorded by Chanter and Worth (2) were identified, but not in the condition they were planned. One which was then upright is now displaced, and of three which they had apparently `restored', two are again prone.

While the rows may be perceived as either NW to SE or NE to SW, individual stones may not conform. There are ten firmly embedded stones, including slab triggers which probably indicate direction. Six stones (B, H, K, L, M and P) take the NW to SE alignment; two (C and D) are set NE to WNW setting.

A further table of information on the stones is held in the archive. (5)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1891
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Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
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Page(s) : 396
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Plates : 9
Vol(s) : 37 (1905)
Source Number : 3
Source : The archaeology of Exmoor : Bideford Bay to Bridgwater
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 09-SEP-74
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation, 09-DEC-1988, NV Quinnell.
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Source : Cheriton Ridge IV/ink survey
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Source : Lithic monuments within the Exmoor National Park: a new survey for management purposes
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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 (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SS74SE9
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SE 15
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 SE 15
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1974-09-09
End Date : 1974-09-09
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 SE 15
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1988-12-09
End Date : 1988-12-09