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HER Number:MDV14113
Name:Entrenchments on Long Stone


Fragments of entrenchments on Long Stone may be natural


Grid Reference:SX 661 432
Map Sheet:SX64SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishThurlestone
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTHURLESTONE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX64SE/24

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILITARY EARTHWORKS (Unknown date)

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV165627.

Wall, j. C. /vch/(1906)580.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV165628.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

There are fragments of 'entrenchments' on a protruding rock at long stone, butter cove (wall, in 1906). Vis=18/8/1986 (os). Long stone is a natural isolated rock stack formation situated just off the end of a short narrow promontory. The promontory is formed by irregular compressed bands of shales capped by a layer of soil and stone which in turn has along its whole length a spine of outcropping rock and boulders. The adjoining cliff ace towering approx 9.5m above the promontory is also composed of bands of shillet which have been compressed into all angles and shapes so much so that cliff falls and widespread slumping are regular occurances. This unstable geological mixture has resulted in a tongue of land with a near vertical face on the south and a fairly steep turf-covered slumped slope on the north side. A wide shallow ditch-like depression crossing the promontory at the cliff line and numerous irregular flat 'stances' which lie on the northern slope, are almost certainly the product of geological entrenchments noted in the vch and none can be identified (os).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV165627Migrated Record:
SDV165628Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 11 2008 11:37AM