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Monument Number 890179

Hob Uid: 890179
Location :
Somerset West and Taunton
Grid Ref : SS7939042880
Summary : A prehistoric stone setting comprising four stones, possibly part of a double stone row or a trapezium setting. On survives as an uprught, two have fallen, while the fourth is evident as an erosion hollow with trigger stone.
More information : SX 79394288 Stone setting.

Trout Hill III SS 79394288

A setting of four stones; one surviving upright, two fallen and one erosion hole with trigger; the whole forming a trapezium in plan. The base of the trapezium, 16.4 m long, is the W side of the setting. The major part of a double row, and that the present arrangement of stones does not represent the full picture.

All stones are of local, sedimentary sandstones of the Hangman Grits series.

The setting lies in a very slight trough on a moderate E-facing slope on the E side of Trout Hill, well below the crest and close to a steep fall into Badgworthy Water. It is under coarse grass with rush patches. There are clear views in a wide arc from N through E to S.

Two more settings occupy the same contour on this side of Trout Hill; SS 74 SE 5 lies 300 m to the NE and SS 74 SE 1 is 340 m to the N. In addition, another setting SS 74 SE 7, is clearly visible across the valley 300m distant.

A further table of information on the stones is held in the archive. (1)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation, 09-DEC-1988, P Pattison.
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Source : Lithic monuments within the Exmoor National Park: a new survey for management purposes
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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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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 25223
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SE 89
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Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 SE 89
Start Date : 1988-12-09
End Date : 1988-12-09