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Monument Number 35427

Hob Uid: 35427
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Lynton and Lynmouth
Grid Ref : SS7389044700
Summary : A stone setting comprising 9 or 10 stones ranging from broken stubs 0.1m high to pristine stones of 0.6m high with three hollows. It is believed that this was originally a rectangular setting comprising c. 15 stones in three parallel rows.
More information : (SS 73904470) Stones (NAT) (1)

A parallelogram of stones, associated with a stone triangle at
Furzehill Common, Long 30 48' 16 1/2": Lat 510 11' 13 1/2" (see
plan). (2)

SS 73914471 This stone setting now comprises seven upright stones
(which are from 0.4 metres high to 0.6 metres high) and three
stumps. Two shallow depressions on the north side of the setting
probably indicate the sites of stones.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. (3)

1983 FMW visit. Ten stones, they could be read as 3 by 3 N-S with two missing on the north side; plus a triangle to the south. Visits 1981-3 (4).

(Furzehill Common 5) SS 73894470. An impressive setting comprising seven upright stones and stumps and four? stone sites, situated on an E facing slope at 349m OD. It lies on a wide gently sloping-shelf overlooking the broad valley of Hoaroak Water to rising ground beyond. The geology is Hangman Grits and the area, covered by heather, bracken and rough pasture is relatively stone free.
The three parallel rows of stones and? stone sites oriented almost due N-S, form a large parallelogram, with only two stones of the small triangle to the S still evident. Stone `I' may have been broken by frost action. All the surviving stones are of sedimentary rock Large Scale Survey at 1:100 (5).

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

SS 73894471. A Stone Setting of 9, possibly 10 stones.

This Scheduled (a) stone setting is basically as described and planned by the RCHME (5) in 1989. Two further stubs, or tops of stones, are at present visible just protruding through the turf; hollow B contains a small rhomboidal stub, 0.13m by 0.2m and 0.1m high, and there is another L, 0.15m by 0.10m and 0.1m high, 5.3m west of stone J and 7.3m north of K. These two stones are so low that they disappear and reappear according to the wetness or dryness of the turf.

The Ordnance Survey (b) in 1888 surveyed 10 stones and Chanter and Worth (2) in 1905 showed 11 with a pit containing triggers. Today there are 9 (possibly 10) stones visible, ranging from broken stubs 0.1m high to pristine stones 0.6m high, and 3 hollows.

It seems probable that this was originally a rectangular setting, about 37.6m N/S by 15.4m, possibly containing a total of 15 stones set in 3 parallel rows each about 7.7m apart with 5 stones in each row spaced about 9.4m apart. There is no trace (and does not appear to have been any) of 3 possible stones which could have occupied the SW corner of the rectangle.

Surveyed at 1:2500. (For OS Antiquity Model) (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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Vol(s) : 37
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Source : Furzehill Common V, 1994 revision/ink survey
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 MJF 17-SEP-74
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Thirty Exmoor stone settings II.2, 1983, H Eardley-Wilmot.
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation, 04-JAN-1989, MJ Fletcher.
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Sainsbury I S 12-SEP-1994 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 6a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : DOE 1987 Department of the Environment County List of Scheduled Ancient Monuments: Devon County No 717
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Source Number : 6b
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Ordnance Survey 1889 1:2500 Devon Sheet 7:6
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Source : Furzehill Common V/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 : SS74SW007
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SW 35
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 SW 35
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 35
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1989-01-04
End Date : 1989-01-04