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The Broad Stone

Hob Uid: 451206
Location :
Dorset
West Dorset
Winterbourne Abbas
Grid Ref : SY5965090360
Summary : The Broad Stone - probable pond barrow and standing stone.
More information : [SY 59539040] THE BROADSTONE [OE] (1)

"Lies flat - sarsen not conglomerate". (2)

Scheduled ancient monument No.34 (3)

"Half a mile W [of the stone circle 39 SE 6].. in the road, is large, flat, rude stone, about 10ft long, 5fft broad, and 2ft thick, perhaps the remains of a cromtech (4). Similar information called The "BROAD STONE" (5). (4-5)

Conglomerate stone, the type which may well have been used for a megalithic purpose. (6)

A sarsen set in the verge at the roadside, and partly turf covered. The stone has the following approximate dimensions:- length 2.8m; breath 1.5m; depth 0.5m. Possibly of a megalithic period, but there is no visible evidence by which the stone can be dated. It is extremely weathered on the S. side. See AO/55/24/7. (7)

A-SY59569039 B-SY59659036
A - a semi circular bank with an inner height of 1.0m and an outer height of 0.6m crossed by an obviously later E-W road fence north of which the feature has been destroyed. See GP Overall diam 27.0m. It is grass covered and has a heavy scatter of flint. There are
no interior features. It is situated in a much disturbed valley floor. At the SW there is a marked lowering of the bank giving an entrance effect which is probably original. Apparently a pond barrow. B is similarly situated to A and like the BROAD STONE is
probably sandstone conglomerate and much weathered. The greater portion of the stone, which leans to the south, is probably
embedded in the ground, the maximum length of the exposed face and also the width is 0.9m. No other stones were found in the vicinity. (8)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1903
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Rec 6" (OGS Crawford Undtd)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Pte 6" Dorset Co. Museum (HMOW Copy)
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Hist of Dorset VOL 2 1863 3rd Edn p 196 (HUTCHINs)
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Ancient Dorset 1872 p111-112 (C WARNE)
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : R.C.H.M. Mss file
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Source Number : 6a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Aubrey Ms pt 1. p.35
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Source Number : 7
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 03-JAN-55
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Source Number : 8
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 JR 24-JAN-55
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Pond Barrow, Standing Stone
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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DO 34
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SY 59 SE 59
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SY 59 SE 59
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1954-10-08
End Date : 1954-10-08
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SY 59 SE 59
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1954-10-25
End Date : 1954-10-25
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SY 59 SE 59
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1955-01-03
End Date : 1955-01-03
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SY 59 SE 59
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1955-01-24
End Date : 1955-01-24