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HER Number:MDV229
Name:Standing Stone adjacent to Holme Lane, Lee, Ilfracombe

Summary

Standing Stone marking the junction of the trackway, now known as Home Lane and the main track to Lee Village.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 483 465
Map Sheet:SS44NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishIlfracombe
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishILFRACOMBE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS44NE/17
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS44NE11

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Palmer, M. G., 1937, Standing Stones of the Ilfracombe District, 489, Pl. lxviii, Fig. 3 (Article in Serial). SDV64392.

Lee Downs No. 3. This stone stands in the field below that of No. 2. So placed to mark the union of the trackway, now known as Home Lane and the main track to Lee village. An irregular mass of white quartz, embedded in the present field bank.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SS44NE11 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV92693.

Irregular mass of white quartx, 2 feet 6 inches high by 2 feet 8 inches wide. Evidently placed to mark the junction of Home Lane with main road to Lee village.
Described by M.G. Palmer in Transactions of the Devonshire Association, 69, 1937, p489, 494.

Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 1637 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Lee Downs No. 3. Stone stands in field below No. 2. Marks junction of trackway with main track to Lee Village. Irregular mass of white quartz, embedded in the present field bank.

University of Southampton, 2018, North Devon Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment, No. 79 (Interpretation). SDV361978.

Not visible on CCO aerial photo, probably due to position in hedge bank.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 1637.
SDV361978Interpretation: University of Southampton. 2018. North Devon Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. RCZAS. Digital. No. 79.
SDV64392Article in Serial: Palmer, M. G.. 1937. Standing Stones of the Ilfracombe District. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 69. A5 Paperback. 489, Pl. lxviii, Fig. 3. [Mapped feature: #12388 ]
SDV92693Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SS44NE11. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index + Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 22 2019 4:26PM