HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Historic England research records Result
Historic England research recordsPrintable version | About Historic England research records

Historic England Research Records

Halscombe

Hob Uid: 867811
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS7699038380
Summary : The remains of a Bronze Age stone setting consisting at least eight stones in two lines set almost at right angles. As the monument lies in an area of natural stones it is difficult to ascertain if there area further stones belonging to this group.
More information : SS 76993838. Stone Setting.
The remains of a stone setting (1) situated about 400m OD on amoderate SE facing slope of rush covered rough grassland. The setting, which does not appear to be complete, now consists of at least 8 original stones (B to D, F to I and K) which form two lines set almost at right angles to each other, C,D,I,K and F,G,H,I (I being common to both lines). Stone B seems to form part of another row on the NW side of C, of which stone A, a small stone almost hidden by the turf, may be a third stone. A similar small stone E may also be an extension of the line F to I.
The monument is sited on a stony slope and there are a number of loose stones which may be displaced or natural litter. A similar number of small earthfast stones, all apparently natural occurences, are also visible.
A backfilled field drain crosses the site from N to S but appears to have done little damage (2).

An additional table of information on the stones is held in the archive.

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Pers. Comm, J Samuel, North Molton, Devon.
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation, 16-JAN-1990, IS Sainsbury.
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number :
Source : Halscombe/ink survey
Source details :
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number :
Source : Lithic monuments within the Exmoor National Park: a new survey for management purposes
Source details :
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Stone Setting
Evidence : Structure

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 25209
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 73 NE 36
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 73 NE 36
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1990-01-17
End Date : 1990-01-17