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Edgerley Stone

Hob Uid: 35485
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Challacombe
Grid Ref : SS7195040700
Summary : Boundary stone, referred to as Edgerley Stone, marks the county boundary between Devon and Somerset and also the parish boundary. It takes the form of a standing slab 1.5 metres high, 0.8 metres wide and up to 0.4 metres thick. Its precise date is uncertain, but it is known to have been in its present position from at least 1207.
More information : (SS 71954070) Edgeley Stone (NAT) (1)

Edgerley Stone (B.S.) (NAT) (2)

This boundary stone is called 'Longstone' in 1651 in a Survey of
Exmoor Chase but is given the above name on the 1675 Map of Exmoor,
which shows it as somewhat crescent-shaped and apparently recumbent.
It now stands fully five feet high in the fence on the north side of
the Challacombe road and is one of the principal and best known of theboundary stones. In lawsuits of 1677-8 it is spelt Edgerley Stone,
Edgerlystone. The enclosure award of 1815 marks it Edgerly Stone.
(3)

Edgerley Stone. An undateable stone slab 1.7 metres high and 0.6
metres across, used as a county boundary stone.
Published 1:2500 survey correct. (4)

SS 720407. Edgerley Stone. Scheduled. (Listed under 'Burial Mounds
and Megalithic Monuments'). (5)

SS 71954070. A standing slab of rhomboidal section 1.5m high, 0.8m wide and 0.35m thick. It is set against a hedgebank and serves as a parish and county boundary stone; it is not known if the stone has prehistoric origins
An O.S. Bench mark is cut on the exposed SW face with two names F.Issac and F.Bray incised one above and one below it. It is in good condition (6).

SS71961 40700 Edgerley Stone, an ancient boundary stone serving as a marker for the Devon/Somrset County Boundary (a); and the Forest of Exmoor Boundary(b). A Scheduled Monument (Somerset No:152) (c), it is still in situ and in good condition as described by Authority 6.
Surveyed at 1:2500. (7)

SS 71954070. The Edgerley Stone is known to have been in its present position from at least 1207, when it marked the boundary of the Royal Forest of Exmoor. Scheduling amended. (8)


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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1891
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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1905
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Source Number : 7c
Source : County list of Scheduled Ancient Monuments : December 1987
Source details : Dept of Environment 1987 County List of Scheduled Ancient Monuments: Somerset 24 County No: 152
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Source Number : 8
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : EH Scheduling amendment, 06-DEC-2002
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Rec 6" and notes (O G S Crawford 1927-28)
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Source Number : 3a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Hist of the Forest of Exmoor 1911 113-433 (E J MacDermot)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 MJF 04-FEB-75
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Source Number : 5
Source : List of ancient monuments in England: Volume 1, Northern England; Volume 2, Southern England; Volume 3, East Anglia and the Midlands
Source details : DOE (IAM) AMs Eng 2 1978 117
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation, 23-NOV-1989, IS Sainsbury.
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Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Sainsbury, I S 1-MAY-1995 RCHME Field Investigator
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Source Number : 7a
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : Ordnance Survey 1888 1:2500 Devon Sheet 11/1
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Source Number : 7b
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : MacDermot E T 1911 The History of the Forest of Exmoor. The Map of Exmore 1675, Frontispiece (Rev Edt 1973)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : By 1207
Monument End Date : 1207
Monument Start Date : 1207
Monument Type : Boundary Stone
Evidence : Structure
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Recorded in C17
Monument End Date : 1699
Monument Start Date : 1600
Monument Type : Boundary Stone
Evidence : Structure

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 35583
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33033
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : SO 152
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SW 53
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 SW 53
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1975-02-04
End Date : 1975-02-04
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 SW 53
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1989-11-23
End Date : 1989-11-23