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Broadbarrow Stone

Hob Uid: 871894
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Challacombe
Grid Ref : SS7178040020
Summary : Sites of Broadbarrow Stone - a boundary stone first noted in 1658. It marks the boundary between Devon and Somerset and also the parish boundaries of Challacombe and Exmoor with the Forest of Exmoor. It was noted as a boundary stone on the 1902 Ordnance Survey map but is absent from the 1976 edition.
More information : SS 71784002 Stone.

There is no trace of this boundary stone on the ground. It is not depicted on the OS 1:10,000 dated 1890 (1).
In a perambulation of the bounds of the manor of Challacombe Regis, about 1658, bound points include `the greatest stone above the Broadbarrow' (2).

Point on the Parish and Forest boundary annotated `Stone on Broadbarrow' (3).

Boundary point named `Broadbarrow Stone' (4).

Broadbarrow stone marked on OS 6" as being a boundary stone (5).

SS71777 40021 The site of Broadbarrow Stone.
In boundary perambulations of 1678(a) Broadburrough(a 360) and Broadburrow(a361) are mentioned. A dot is shown annotated Broadbarrow Stone on the 1888 1:2500 survey(b) on the boundary between Devon and Somerset, which also marked the Challacombe/Exmoor Parish boundary and the boundary of the Forest of Exmoor. On the 1902 revision(c) it is also annotated(B.S.). It must have been moved sometime after this as it was not shown during the 1976 Ordnance Survey revision(d) and there is now no trace of it.
An enclosure wall approaching from the west(ie the Devon side) ends abruptly on the County Boundary. The BS may have been incorporated into the end of the wall and it could still be in situ however nothing was seen to confirm this possibility.. (6a-d)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation, 05-JAN-1989, MJ Fletcher.
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : The History of the Forest of Exmoor, 1973,361, (ET Macdermott).
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Challacombe Tithe Map, 1840.
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Source Number : 4
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1891.
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : OS 10,560 1962.
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Sainsbury I S 1-May-1995 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 6a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : MacDermot E T 1911 The History of the Forest of Exmoor (Rev Edt 1973)
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Source Number : 6b
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Ordnance Survey 1888 1:2500 Somerset 11:1
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Source Number : 6c
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Ordnance Survey 1902 1:2500 Somerset 11:1
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Source Number : 6d
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Ordnance Survey 1976 1:2500 Sheet SS 7140 (Unpublished Surveyors Field Sheet)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : noted in 1658
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Monument Type : Boundary Stone
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33035
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SW 89
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 SW 89
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1989-01-05
End Date : 1989-01-05