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HER Number:MDV12831
Name:Stone alignment 600 metres north-east of Horseyeatt

Summary

Associated with five cairns, two stone hut circles and a length of reave. A line of at least 47 upright stones 132 metres long on the downslope from a round cairn. The lower end stone is 1.2 metres high. Midway along the alignment there is an edge-set stone positioned next to the row.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 549 707
Map Sheet:SX57SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/118/2
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 28782
  • Old SAM Ref: 527

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STONE ALIGNMENT (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX57SE72, Plan (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV276875.

(20/5/1980) The stone row extends for 124 metres between SX54947066 and SX55457074 on a slight south-west slope, with a cairn at the north-east end and an upright post-type stone at the south-west end. The cairn, at SX55507074, is almost circular, turf-covered, and has a diameter of 8 metres and a height of 0.3 metres. Its surface has been rifled and it is in poor condition but there are no signs that there was ever a cist within the mound.


Devon Archaeological Exploration Society, 1962, Newsletter (Article in Serial). SDV276874.

A stone row was found "recently" on Peek Hill at SX555707 by Mr Govier.


Ancient Monuments, 1963, Ancient Monuments Recording Form (Schedule Document). SDV276870.

Runs from SX55027043 to SX55207065. An alignment of small stones forming a row which is mostly single with occasional pairs. It terminates at one end in an upright stone 3 feet 6 inches high. At the north-east end of the row there is a cairn 24 feet in diameter and 2 feet high with a surround of upright stones. There is a second cairn 20 yards to the north-east.
The row now consists of some 50 stones and it is difficult to see more than one pair unless selected from the natural stones which abound in the area and the row should be considered as single. The majority of the stones are from 0.1 metre to 0.3 metres high, and those of greater height, including the fallen ones, show no tendency towards an increase in height to either end.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on Royal Air Force /National Monuments Record aerial photographs.


Gerrard, S., 1992-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP/152400 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Stone alignment 670 metres north-east of Horseyeatt at SX55007070.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 43; Map 45.6. (Monograph). SDV137656.


Quinnell, N. V., 1995, Comment regarding stone row on Walkhampton Common (Personal Comment). SDV276876.

Good row. Approximately 135 metres long, with cairn at north-east end.


Fletcher, M. J., 2007-2008, Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project, Surveyed at 1:2500 (Report - Survey). SDV359195.

A line of at least 47 upright stones 132 metres long on the downslope from a round cairn. The lower end stone is 1.2 metres high. Midway along the alignment there is an edge-set stone positioned next to the row Scheduled.
A single stone row on the edge of high moorland with splendid views. Starting at a cairn uphill it descends for 132 metres to a tall pillar 1.2 metres high markng the lower end and by far the largest stone in the row This stone is separated from the rest by spring which has broken through the surface.
The surviving stones in this impessive row are very well preserved although a stream flows through part and this attracting cattle to congregate resulting in signifiantly disturbed areas; other parts of the row are obscured by bracken and gorse. The low spread cairn is 8.4 metres across; it occupies a hill crest position and it is under dense bracken.


English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

The monument, which falls into four separate areas of protection, includes a stone alignment, five cairns, two stone hut circles and a length of reave on a moderately steep west facing slope overlooking the valley of the River Tamar. The stone alignment includes a line of at least 47 upright stones leading downslope for 132m from a round cairn. The lower end of the alignment is denoted by a large upright stone standing 1.2m high. Midway along the alignment there is an edge set stone positioned next to the row. The cairn at the upper end of the alignment measures 8.8m in diameter and stands up to 0.5m high. Many of the stones protruding through the turf in this cairn are edge set, suggesting the existence of internal structures. Similar structures survive within the body of a second cairn lying a short distance to the north east.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 43; Map 45.6..
  • Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1963. Ancient Monuments Recording Form. Ancient Monuments Record Form. Unknown.
  • Personal Comment: Quinnell, N. V.. 1995. Comment regarding stone row on Walkhampton Common. Not Applicable.
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX57SE72. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. Plan.
  • Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1992-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP/152400.
  • Article in Serial: Devon Archaeological Exploration Society. 1962. Newsletter. Devon Archaeological Exploration Society Newsletter. Unknown. Unknown.
  • Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
  • Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. J.. 2007-2008. Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project. English Heritage. Unknown. Surveyed at 1:2500.
  • National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV19964Related to: BARROW in the Parish of Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV5011Related to: Cairn at north-eastern end of a stone row north-east of Horseyeatt (Monument)
MDV61947Related to: CAIRN in the Parish of Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV61948Related to: CAIRN in the Parish of Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV5012Related to: Cairn on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV61952Related to: Leat on Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV61949Related to: Reave on Walkhampton Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 18 2015 2:50PM