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HER Number:MDV2050
Name:Standing stone to west of Arlington Beccott


Site of a standing stone of white quartz that once marked a bend in Down Yeo Lane. It is not certain if this was a prehistoric standing stone or if it was in its original location. The stone was probably removed when the hedgebanks were.


Grid Reference:SS 611 419
Map Sheet:SS64SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishArlington
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishARLINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS64SW/10

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STANDING STONE (Early Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 42 AD? (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV177625.

Vis=estimated -/-/1951 (pevsner) west of main road to arlington bescott is a five foot tall standing stone off down yeo lane. It marks a bend in an ancient way, and is roughly rectangular (pevsner).

PALMER, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV18205.

Standing stone at arlington beccott. A roughly rectangular mass of white vein quartz with wisps of shale. Recumbent in a bend in an ancient trackway which is unusually wide and banked. Known as down yeo lane. Towards its end the lane makes a right-angled bend southwards and becomes lost in a field. Once a regular road shown by a stone bridge over what is now an almost dry mill-leat. About 61m farther on is the main stream of the yeo. The standingstone is close to it, to mark the bend in the trail. If it were standing on its broader end, the top would be conical. Many large lumps of quartz in the neighbouring hedge banks (palmer).

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

Vis=1/3/1973 (os) standing stone was at bend in lane. Suggested by farmer, that it was probably removed when hedge which formed n side of road was cleared a few years ago (os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV65015.

Palmer, m. G. /tda/69(1937)486/standing stones of the ilfracombe district.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV65016.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV65017.

Pevsner, n. /buildings of england, n. Devon/(1952)108.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV65019.

Fowler, m. /tda/125(1993)158/the standing stones of exmoor.

National Trust, 1984, Arlington Court, Devon, 7 (Report - Survey). SDV337709.

Site of a rectangular, white quartz stone, 1.5 metres high which marked a bend in Down Yeo Lane. According to oral information it has disappeared.

Berry, N., 2011, Arlington Court, Devon. Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey of the Arlington Estate, 5 (Report - Survey). SDV348171.

A stone of white vein quartz which may have marked a turn in the former Down Yeo Lane was recorded in 1937. The hedgebanks have since been removed and the stone lost. It is unclear if this was a prehistoric standing stone or in its original location.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV177625Migrated Record:
SDV18205Migrated Record: PALMER.
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. OSA. Card Index.
SDV337709Report - Survey: National Trust. 1984. Arlington Court, Devon. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 7. [Mapped feature: #122354 ]
SDV348171Report - Survey: Berry, N.. 2011. Arlington Court, Devon. Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey of the Arlington Estate. National Trust Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 5.
SDV65015Migrated Record:
SDV65016Migrated Record:
SDV65017Migrated Record:
SDV65019Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 16 2019 12:38PM