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HER Number:MDV18335
Name:The Hore Stone, Shute Hill, Dalwood


Massive stone standing at the junction of Kilmington, Stockland and Shute parish boundaries.


Grid Reference:SY 254 987
Map Sheet:SY29NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKilmington
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDALWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SY29NE26
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY29NE/48
  • Pastscape: 449586

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE (Unknown date)

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV104529.

The "hore stone". Stands at the junction of three parishes on the north edge of the road on shute hill.

NMR CITING OS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV104532.

Vis=17/11/1973 (os) base measures 0.7m by 0.6m. Now protrudes 0.7m above ground. Naturally slightly rounded top. Packing stones visible around base (nmr citing os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV104533.

Tyler, f. C. /dcnq/15(1928-1929)154-155 pl/the hore stone on shute hill.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV104534.


Tyler, F. C., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV60224.

Vis=9/8/1928 (tyler) the stone is of a local sandstone, set in a pit c.0.5m deep. The weathering on it suggests that it may have been fully exposed to the elements for a long period previously, perhaps having been moved from its original site (tyler).

Chapman, G. M., 1983, Dalwood, A Short History of an East Devon Village, 24 (Monograph). SDV351908.

At the junction of three parishes stands a massive stone. Probably a natural stone dug out and left to mark the boundaries. On old maps this point is marked as Green's Grave, according to Pulman the burial place of a suicide. Similar stones mark the parishes of Kilmington and Shute.

Windsor, M., 1988-1989, Parish of Shute and Whitford (Cartographic). SDV358746.

Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 978 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

'The Hore Stone' stands on the northern edge of the road at the junction of 3 parishes. Marked as Green's Grave on old maps, reputed to be a suicide.

Historic England, 2015-2016, NRHE to HER prototype, 449586 (Website). SDV359652.

Summary description
Stone at the junction of three parishes and formerly the county boundary. The immediate vicinity was excavated in 1928 but nothing was found.
Full description
The "Hoar Stone" mentioned in the 19th century is at the junction of three parishes and was also on the County boundary since Dalwood was then in Dorset.
The area immediately around it was excavated in 1928. No finds of archaeological interest were made and the stone was found to measure 19" x 20" on its faces and to be 37" in height. It is a
smooth-weathered block of local sandstone. (1)
The 'Hoar Stone' (name confirmed) is an uninscribed boundary mark at SY 25389877. It has a base measurement of 0.7m by 0.6m, and now protrudes 0.7m above ground. The stone has a naturally
slightly rounded top. Packing stones are visible around the base. (2)
1 VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries 15 1928-9 154-5
2 Field Investigators Comments F1 JWS 17-NOV-75
Monument types, periods and evidence
Boundary marker: Early medieval or later. Structure
Related monuments: None recorded
Related events
NRHE id 637018 Hoar stone, boundary stone, excavation
NRHE id 449587 Field observation, visual assessment
Related archives/objects: None recorded
Compiler: Stephen Willy, 1975; John William Stone, 1975
Record created: Prior to 01.04/1999

Sources / Further Reading

SDV104529Migrated Record:
SDV104532Report - Survey: NMR CITING OS.
SDV104533Migrated Record:
SDV104534Migrated Record:
SDV351568Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003-2004. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 978.
SDV351908Monograph: Chapman, G. M.. 1983. Dalwood, A Short History of an East Devon Village. Dalwood, A Short History of an East Devon Village. A5 Paperback. 24.
SDV358746Cartographic: Windsor, M.. 1988-1989. Parish of Shute and Whitford. Illustrated Map. A3 Folded + Digital.
SDV359652Website: Historic England. 2015-2016. NRHE to HER prototype. https://nrhe-to-her.esdm.co.uk/home. Website. 449586.
SDV60224Migrated Record: Tyler, F. C..

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 12 2016 4:02PM