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Monument Number 445554

Hob Uid: 445554
Location :
Devon
Teignbridge
Moretonhampstead
Grid Ref : SX7480088450
Summary : Standing stone - prob. prehistoric
More information : (SX 74808845). An upright stone, stands at the west
edge of Butterdon Down, Moretonhampstead, beside the public
footpath, 600 yards from Cranbrook Farm. It is between six and
seven feet high and of slightly curved slab shape. (1)

At SX 74788839 there is a granite monolith, situated on the
lower west slope of Butterdon Hill and within a field of a
field system (SX 78 NE 23). It is 2.3m. high, tapering from a
trigged base measuring 1.0m. by 0.8m. (See ground photographs).
The local farmer (at Bowden) maintains that it is a rubbing
stone and cattle clearly use it as such. Nevertheless, it
seems far too massive to have been erected for that purpose
(there are enough smaller stones in the vicinity) and it has
the appearance of a prehistoric standing stone.

Surveyed at 1:2500 on M.S.D. (2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Devon & Corn Notes & Queries 31 1970 225-26
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Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 19-NOV-81
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Prehistoric, Roman
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Monument Type : Standing Stone
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 78 NW 33
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 78 NW 32
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1981-11-19
End Date : 1981-11-19