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Longstone

Hob Uid: 35352
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Challacombe
Grid Ref : SS7051043070
Summary : A prehistoric standing stone, known as the Longstone. It measures 3m high, 1.2m wide and 0.25m thick at its base. There is also a "trigger" stone of 0.7m high, 0.5m wide and 0.15m thick.
More information : (SS 70514307) Long Stone (NR) (1)

A standing stone known as the Longstone 9ft high, 2ft2in wide and
7in thick. (2)

No change; classified as Bronze Age by Grinsell.
Published survey 1:2500 correct. (3)

SS 70514307 Longstone, A Standing Stone situated on a flat topped ridge of rough grassland and heather at about 465m OD. It is a tall slatey slab 3m high, 1.2m wide and 0.25m thick at its base. It is orientated NE/SW and an OS bench mark has been cut on its SE side. There is a `trigger' stone 0.7m high, 0.5m high and 0.15m thick, set against its SE side. It stands in an erosion hollow 3m in diameter and 0.3m maximum depth (4).

SS 7051443072. `Long Stone' a prehistoric standing stone as described by authority 4. It is shown on Donn's Map (a) of 1765 but incorrectly positioned on the Somerset side of the County Boundary. The monument is Scheduled: Devon 204, entitled Chapman Longstone (b).

Published Surveyed 1:2500 correct.

(Note: Part of the SMR (c) entry for this site is incorrect. Long Stone is not "set in a quadrilateral formed of smaller stones"; the reference to "Plate 3" does not apply to Long Stone; and the barrow referred to is not `Long Stone Barrow'. There appears to have been some confusion in the recording with NMR site SS 64 SE 2). (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1962
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Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : JF Chanter and RH Worth
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Vol(s) : 37
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 MJF 19-SEP-74
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Source Number : 3a
Source : The archaeology of Exmoor : Bideford Bay to Bridgwater
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation, 23-NOV-1989,IS Sainsbury
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Sainsbury IS, 09-MAR-1995 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 5a
Source : A map of the county of Devon 1765
Source details : 1965 Comm Vol
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Source Number : 5b
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Dept of the Environment 1987 County List of Scheduled Ancient Monuments: Devon 17 County No.204
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Source Number : 5c
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Devon County SMR 16-AUG-1977 SS 74 SW 14
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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 : Standing Stone
Evidence : Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SS74SW014
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 204
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External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 2K/00003
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SW 10
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 SW 10
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1974-09-19
End Date : 1974-09-19
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 SW 10
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1989-11-23
End Date : 1989-11-23
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: WEST EXMOOR PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1993-01-01
End Date : 1996-12-31