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Monument Number 35272

Hob Uid: 35272
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Brendon and Countisbury
Grid Ref : SS7859044640
Summary : A possible stone setting comprising two or three stones.
More information : (SS 78584465) Stone (NAT)
(SS 78784467) Stone (NAT) (1)

At Badgworthy Lees, south of Withycombe Ridge Water, two stones are shown on the OS map. To the NW of the western stone is a hillside on which are several stones some evidently set artificially. Their original arrangement is now entirely lost. (2)

SS 788446. One standing stone. (Grinsell does not refer to any stone setting (3)). (3)

The eastern of the two probably prehistoric standing stones has apparently been removed. The western, at SS 78594464, is an upright slab 0.3m wide and 0.7m high. To the NW at SS 78494469 are two groups of three stones 20.0m apart. Two are upright slabs 0.4m and 0.6m high, the others are simply protrusions from the peat. It is impossible to determine whether these are natural occurrences or stone settings of prehistoric origin.
Surveyed at 1:2500 for AO record purposes. (4)

At SS 78484468 are two upright slabs set 1.7m apart and aligned NNE to SSW with a third, partly concealed 0.8m to the E. They are associated with an irregular erosion hole 0.2m deep. It is noted by Grinsell (3) and it is the most southerly of two groups of three stones recorded by Quinnell (4); his northern group appears to be natural, earth-fast stone which occurs in the immediate area. Uncertainty over the origin of this group of stones is well founded (4). Stones A and B do appear to be deliberately set and are too well defined and distinct to be well rubbed natural outcrops. They are at best regarded as a probable remnant of a prehistoric monument, possibly a stone setting. The stones are prominently positioned on the edge of a bluff in bracken and heather facing E on a slight with fine views from NE to SW over Badgeworthy Water. Two standing stones previously recorded under this NAR number are now SS 74 SE 96 and 97 respectively. This site seems to be that regarded as a `stone circle' on Badgeworthy Lees (ie SS 74 SE 32) an observation appreciated by the Devon SMR (5). A further table of information of the stones is held in the archive (6). (5-6)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1962
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Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
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Vol(s) : 38 (1906)
Source Number : 3
Source : The archaeology of Exmoor : Bideford Bay to Bridgwater
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 06-OCT-74
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Devon SMR SS 74 SE 006.
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation, 17-JAN-1989, P Pattison.
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Source : Lithic monuments within the Exmoor National Park: a new survey for management purposes
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Source : Badgworthy Lees/ink survey
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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

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SS74SE6
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 713
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SE 23
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 SE 23
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1974-10-06
End Date : 1974-10-06
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 SE 23
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1989-01-31
End Date : 1989-01-31