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Monument Number 975001

Hob Uid: 975001
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exmoor
Grid Ref : SS8224043970
Summary : A sheep stell at Three Combes Foot, of Post-Medieval date.
More information : For details see county SMR. (1)

A sheep stell (SS 8224 4396) lies on a raised spur of land in Three Combes Foot, at about 360m above OD. The circular enclosure comprises a stone-faced bank, 18m in diameter and 1m high, with an entrance in its sheltered south side. The bank is surmounted by beech trees. The stell is recorded as having been constructed shortly after March 1878, when severe snow storms resulted in the loss of 40 sheep at Larkbarrow in a single night (2). (3)
The feature was recorded using differential GPS as part of an archaeological survey of the Larkbarrow area. The survey was carried out by the Exeter office of English Heritage at the request of the Exmoor National Park Authority. A client report was produced as part of the survey work and is available from the NMRC, Swindon. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : Somerset C.C. SMR 29-SEP-1986
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Burton RA 1989. The Heritage of Exmoor. Page (s): 119
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Jamieson E 2001. English Heritage Field Investigation.
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Jamieson E 2001. Larkbarrow Farm, Exmoor. English Heritage Survey Report.
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Pound
Evidence : Uncertain Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : SOMER 33050
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 SW 98
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, NAR/SMR DATA EXCHANGE PILOT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1986-01-01
End Date : 1986-12-31