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Monument Number 35418

Hob Uid: 35418
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Lynton and Lynmouth
Grid Ref : SS7373044240
Summary : Stone row or remains of a stone setting, with three stones visible. Stone A is a partly concealed fallen stone with only the upper face visible. B is an irregular shaped stump while C is a rectangular sectioned post and although upright it has a slight lean to the NW.
More information : (SS 73734424) Stones (NAT) (1)

Furzehill Common. Long 3 degs. 48' 24 1/2": Lat 51 degs. 10' 59". One standing stone, and to the west a fallen stone; and an intermediate third stone indicated by triggers. (2)

The standing stone is 0.6 metres high, the half buried fallen
stone is 0.5 metres by 0.3 metres and the site of the third stone
is just identifiable. Classified as Bronze Age by Grinsell.
Published survey 1:2500 revised. (3)

SS 73734424 Stones (NR) (4).

3 stones; upright, one stump and one fallen, arranged in a NE to SW line 14.5m long. this is probably the incomplete remnant of a prehistoric setting or row.

The site is under rough grass occupying flattish ground on a ridge crest position at SS 73724424 on Furzehill Common. It commands extensive views all round.

The stones appear to be of local, sedimentary sandstones of the Hangman Grits series.
There are several other prehistoric settings and a row on Furzehill Common, all within 500m: SS 74 SW 34, 35, 59 and 90. Three cairns exist 400m to the NW: SS 74 SW 23 and 33.

This site appears to have remained stable since 1906 (2) although the 1906 plan has turned the site through 180o; the N arrow points S and the remaining standing stone is depicted on the SW end of the line (it should be on the NE). Grinsell refers to the site erroneously as a standing stone (3a) (5).

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

SS 73734425. A stone row consisting of three stones (A, B and C) as described and planned at 1:100 by Pattison (5)

Stone A is partly concealed fallen stone, rectangular in plan, with only the upper face visible. It is 0.7m long and 0.33m wide and is in an erosion hollow about 1.5m diameter and 0.15m deep.

Stone B is an irregular shaped stump, or perhaps only a trigger stone, 0.1m high, 0.24m wide and 0.14m thick. There is a slight erosion hollow, about 1m wide and 0.1m deep, on the NW side.

Stone C is a rectangular sectioned post, 0.6m high, 0.11m to 0.23m wide and 0.15m thick. Although upright it has a slight lean to the NW. It is firmly set in an erosion hollow 1.6m diameter and 0.15m deep.

At present the three stones make a short row 14.3m long oriented NE/SW. It may have been part of a longer row or setting but there is no evidence to support this. Surveyed at 1:2500. (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
Source details : J F Chanter and R H Worth
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 MJF 17-SEP-74
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Source Number : 3a
Source : The archaeology of Exmoor : Bideford Bay to Bridgwater
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : O.S. 1:10,000, 1980.
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation, 15-DEC-1988, P Pattison.
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Sainsbury I S 28-JUN-1995 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source : Lithic monuments within the Exmoor National Park: a new survey for management purposes
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Source : Furzehill Common II/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, Stone Alignment
Evidence : Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SS74SW110
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 25216
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SW 32
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 SW 32
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1974-09-17
End Date : 1974-09-17
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 SW 32
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1988-12-15
End Date : 1988-12-15