Wilmersham Common, North

Stone at SS 85578 42120 may form part of the row described in this location. View from east (Scale 1m).

A possible single stone row measuring 26m long, including three small and medium-sized stones situated on a north west facing slope. The row is orientated north east to south west and there is another stone row and cairns in the vicinity.

Location

England Somerset Exmoor SS 85612 42129
Lat 51.16689629   Long -3.63747605

Map showing location of Wilmersham Common, North possible stone row

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 26m
No. of stones: 3 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 45° Altitude: 383m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: Yes
Context:  Stone alignment and cairn
Notes: Closed sea triangle.

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes

Identification

Category: Possible. Dense vegetation combined with different grid references and descriptions together with the known presence  of a prehistoric field system in this area means that there is a degree of uncertainty regarding the identity of this site. The field visit in 2018 identified a stone at SS 85612 42129 which is close to the pair of stones shown by the Ordnance Survey mapping but in a different location to the depiction of the scheduled monument. The Exmoor Historic Environment shows the row at two different locations.  There is clearly a great deal of confusion and whilst this does not mean that there is no row in this area it is probably safest to assign it to the possible category for the moment pending a future field visit.


Typology

This stone row is of Type S7. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.


Photographs

This stone may form part of the stone row. The stone measures 0.52m long by 0.20m wide, stands 0.42m high and is orientated at 95°. View from north east (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Limited parking is available either at SS 86391 42405 or SS 86107 41919.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     PastScape     Historic Environment Record


Timeline

VISITED:- 21st April 2018

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 12th February 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 18th March 2019

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