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HER Number:MDV240
Name:Standing Stone, Mortehoe

Summary

Greystone stands 152m above sea level SSE of Morte Point above Woolacombe and close to Seymour Villas.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 463 444
Map Sheet:SS44SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMortehoe
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMORTEHOE

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Greystone. Prehistoric standing stone south-south-west of Twitchen Caravan Park

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS44SE/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STANDING STONE (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV92287.

Greystone. Stands 152m above sea level sse of morte point above woolacombe and close to seymour villas. Vein quartz with wisps of shale: one of the most impressive examples in district. N and e faces have been hewn away. Many blocks of white quartz in surrounding field-walls. Impossible to say whether the masses of quartz formed part of some ancient monument, or whether they were natural blocks once scattered over the surface and since rolled together to form a wall.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV92289.

Palmer, m. G. /tda/69(1937)487 pl.65,67 fig.4/standing stones of the ilfracombe district.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV92290.

Osa=ss44se10/photograph.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV92291.

Pevsner, n. /buildings of england, 4, north devon/(1952)108.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV92292.

Osa=ss44se16/drawing.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV92293.

Grinsell, l. V. /archaeology of exmoor/(1970)190.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV92294.

Fowler, m. J. F. /tda/125(1993)169/standing stones of exmoor.


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

Vis=24/9/1953 (os). Much outcrop in the area though little of it quartz. No other stones found in direct association. Palmer describes "a mass of white quartz," in a field wall at ss46314451, as the largest quartz block in the area.


Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 1625 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Greystone. Stands 152m above sea level SSE of Morte Point above Woolacombe. Vein quartz with wisps of shale: one of most impressive examples in district. North and east faces have been hewn away. Field called Grey Stone' on TM/TA.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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. 1625.
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Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 18 2016 12:29PM