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HER Number:MDV11499


Site of possible cairn.


Grid Reference:ST 10 07
Map Sheet:ST10NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKentisbeare
Civil ParishSheldon
DistrictEast Devon
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHELDON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST10NW/24

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Unknown date)

Full description

Stukeley, W., 1776, Itinerarium Curiosum (Monograph). SDV120084.

Harris, G. T., 1928 - 1929, Lapper Stones, 107 (Article in Serial). SDV338467.

Harris suggests that these stones were more likely to be associated with quarrying for scythe-stones in this area, which had been around the time of Stukeley's visit.

Tyler, F. C., 1928 - 1929, Lapper Stones, 9 (Article in Serial). SDV338465.

Stukeley says that he was told of the Lapper Stones which were thought to form a cairn or such like.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1962, ST10NW4 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV338464.

Visited 26/11/1953. No trace. Much of Blackdown now under grass and parts are afforested.
Visited 11/1/1962. Area still as in 1953. No trace on Tithe Map.

Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit, 1992 - 1993, Blackdown Hills Survey Archive (Archive - Survey). SDV324187.

Visited 26/8/1992. Area overgrown with conifers and bracken. Nothing visible.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV120084Monograph: Stukeley, W.. 1776. Itinerarium Curiosum. Itinerarium Curiosum. Photocopy + Digital.
SDV324187Archive - Survey: Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit. 1992 - 1993. Blackdown Hills Survey Archive. Blackdown Hills Survey Archive. A4 Unbound.
SDV338464Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. ST10NW4. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV338465Article in Serial: Tyler, F. C.. 1928 - 1929. Lapper Stones. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 15. Unknown. 9.
SDV338467Article in Serial: Harris, G. T.. 1928 - 1929. Lapper Stones. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 15. Unknown. 107.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 17 2007 9:46AM