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Monument Number 871916

Hob Uid: 871916
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Challacombe
Grid Ref : SS7173040080
Summary : Two stones lie at this reference. They were originally suspected of being part of a stone setting. However there is no conclusive evidence ofr this and they are considered now to be natural features exposed by ploughing.
More information : SS 71734008 Standing Stone.

The two stones depicted on the 1:10000 plan (1) lie on an E facing slope at 448m OD with extensive views in all but the westerly direction. The site in enclosed semi-improved ground is under reed and rough pasture. An area on the Morte Slates series, it is relatively free of surface stone although five large boulders in a nearby hedge ditch indicate clearance activity.

The stones are on a N-S axis parallel to an adjacent post/wire fence and are c50m from the unmarked Devon/Somerset border. Their origin and purpose are not clear but they are doubtfully part of a stone setting.

They are not depicted on the Challacombe Tithe Map, 1840, when the area was unenclosed Common (3).

A further table of information on the stones is held in the archive.

SS7173 4008 Stones-2.

Two stones are depicted and annotated Stones on the 1890 Ordnance Survey map(a). It is unlikely that they are prehistoric in origin as a stone setting or standing stones. The area is strewn with similar large stones: some dumped near the enclosure wall to the SE and others lie in the field to the west. These two stones appear to be no more than natural stones exposed by ploughing. No Survey Action. (4a)






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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : O.S 6" 1891.
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : O.S. 1:10,000 1980.
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation, 12-JAN-1989, MJ Fletcher.
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Source Number : 4
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 : 4a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Ordnance Survey 1888 1:2500 Devon Sheet 11:1
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Source : Lithic monuments within the Exmoor National Park: a new survey for management purposes
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Source : Roosthitchen/ink survey
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Later Prehistoric
Display Date : Later Prehistoric
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -4000
Monument Type : Stone Setting
Evidence : Conjectural Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SW 91
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 SW 91
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1989-01-12
End Date : 1989-01-12