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HER Number:MDV2183
Name:Standing Stone, West Stowford Barton, West Down


Standing stone to the south west of West Stowford Barton, on the boundary between the parishes of West Down and Bittadon. A conical shaped quartz stone, 0.9 metres high.


Grid Reference:SS 538 426
Map Sheet:SS54SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBittadon
Civil ParishWest Down
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBITTADON
Ecclesiastical ParishWEST DOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS54SW/13
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS54SW9

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SS54SW9 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV340844.

Standing stone.
A conical shaped quartz stone, 2 feet 10 inches high by 2 feet 8 inches wide and 1 foot 3 inches thick, marks the boundary between Bittadon and West Down.

Ordnance Survey, 1905, 5SW (Cartographic). SDV59283.

'B.S' shown.

Palmer, M. G., 1937, Standing Stones of the Ilfracombe District, 491-2 (Article in Serial). SDV64392.

Other details: Pl.66. fig1.

Fowler, M. J. F., 1993, Standing Stones of Exmoor, 161 (Article in Serial). SDV65409.

A conical shaped quartz stone some 0.9m high and marking the boundary of the Bittadon and West Down parishes.

Exeter Archaeology, 2005, Archaeological Assessment (Revised) of proposed Wind Farm at Fullabrook, North Devon, 11 (Report - Assessment). SDV340799.

On the boundary between West Down and Bittadon parishes, of quartz, 0.9 metres high. Possibly prehistoric. Other details: Site 77.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV340799Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2005. Archaeological Assessment (Revised) of proposed Wind Farm at Fullabrook, North Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. 05.06. A4 Stapled + Digital. 11.
SDV340844Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SS54SW9. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV59283Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1905. 5SW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV64392Article in Serial: Palmer, M. G.. 1937. Standing Stones of the Ilfracombe District. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. A5 Paperback. 491-2.
SDV65409Article in Serial: Fowler, M. J. F.. 1993. Standing Stones of Exmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 125. A5 Paperback. 161.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4404 - Archaeological Assessment (Revised) of Proposed Wind Farm at Fullabrook, North Devon

Date Last Edited:May 13 2022 1:34PM