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Monument Number 872199

Hob Uid: 872199
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS7438042090
Summary : Two standing stones are visible at this reference. They are thought to be the remains of a possible stone row or stone setting and have been interpreted as being of prehistoric date. They are both composed of sandstone - the first at SS 74384 42099 is 0.30 high, 0.15m wide and 0.09m thick with a lean to the east and an erosion hollow. The second stone at SS 74389 42096 is 0.55m high, 0.25m wide and 0.20m deep. It also has an erosion hollow measuring 1.5m by 0.2m.
More information : SS 74384209 Stone Setting.

Stone setting at SS 74384209 in Long Chain Combe (1).

Two stones situated on a rush covered spur at above 435m OD lie on the South side of Long Chains Combe where the ground drops steeply to Hoaroak Water.

They are both sandstone blocks measuring 0.30 and 0.53m high, 0.15m and 0.25m wide and 0.09m and 0.20m thick respectively.

Although there are other stones in the area these two have obviously been set in position and must be considered prehistoric along with SS 74 SW 94 and several other stone settings in the vicinity (2).

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

SS 7438 4209. Two stones A and B as described and planned at 1:100 by authority 2.

SS 74384 42099. Stone A is a thin sandstone post, 0.55m long, 0.15m wide E/W and 0.09m thick. It leans to the east and is 0.30m high, and has an erosion hollow, 0.5m radius and 0.1m deep, around the west arc.

SS 74389 42096. Stone B is a rectangular sectioned sandstone slab, 0.53m high, 0.25m wide NE/SW and 0.20m deep. It has an erosion hollow 1.5m diameter and 0.2m deep.

The stones are without doubt prehistoric but being only two stones it is impossible to say whether this is the remains of a short row or a larger setting. No other stones were seen in the vicinity. Surveyed at 1:2500 by GPS. (3)









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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Pers Comm, 09-AUG-1989, M Walker, Barnstaple Devon.
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation,19-JAN-1990, IS Sainsbury.
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Sainsbury I S 14-JUN-1995 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source : Lithic monuments within the Exmoor National Park: a new survey for management purposes
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Source : Long Chains Combe (South)/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, Stone Alignment
Evidence : Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 25207
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SW 95
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 SW 95
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1990-01-18
End Date : 1990-01-18