An ancient boundary stone has been re-erected on Exmoor’s moorland thanks to sharp-eyed local landowner Chris Binnie who noticed the stone, some 4 feet long, hidden under molinia grass while out walking on Porlock Allotment on Exmoor.
Chris Binnie with the boundary stone
Mr Binnie contacted the National Park office where arrangements were made for South West Archaeology to carry out a small archaeological excavation and the National Park field services team re-erected the stone.
Rob Wilson-North, head of the historic environment team at the National Park said: “We are very grateful to Chris Binnie both for finding this important stone and then kindly agreeing to fund the external costs incurred in the project to restore it to its rightful position.”
Chris Binnie said: “It was very exciting to find this wonderful link with Exmoor’s distant past and it was rewarding to work with the National Park Authority to help ensure that the stone was surveyed and re-erected for future generations to enjoy.”