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HER Number:MDV14875
Name:Alignment

Summary

Shovel down ritual complex. Double row, no 36, lines 1.5m apart, length 115m, ends in a cairn (sx68ne/60). Direction n28 - 30'w. Not badly robbed, most of the pairs are complete (worth 1946).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 659 860
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/110
  • Old SAM County Ref: 144
  • Old SAM Ref: 28663

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STONE ALIGNMENT (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Wilkinson, J. G., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138952.

An avenue descends the hill from a cairn with a cist, but though at a distance of 210m all traces of it are lost, it evidently ran in a straight line throughout its course. Length of 110m given on plan.(wilkinson).


REAVE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139467.

Vis=estimated -/-/1856 (ormerod) an avenue that leads to a dilapidated cairn, with the remains of a cist in its centre. Length thought to be about 100m, a trackline (reave) crosses nearby.


WORTH 1946, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV169075.

Shovel down ritual complex. Double row, no 36, lines 1.5m apart, length 115m, ends in a cairn (sx68ne/60). Direction n28 - 30'w. Not badly robbed, most of the pairs are complete (worth 1946).


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

Vis=16/7/1974 + 25/7/1978 (os) double row with minor breaks, 83 stones visible. At 40m from n end it is overlain and mutilated by a reave (sx68ne/111) and later hollow way. The apparent nw extension as a single row is a probable denuded reave (sx68ne/112). This is called row c.


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242156.

Visible and recorded (rchm app 1985).


ADAS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV242159.

Vis=13/2/1995 (adas) ngr sx65978595. Stable. Possible people erosion as footpath 2m away (adas).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242162.

Worth, r. H. /tda/64(1932)285/the prehistoric monuments of scorhill, buttern hill, and shuggledown.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242163.

Worth, r. H. /tda/78(1946)302/the stone rows of dartmoor.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242164.

Des=greeves, t. A. P. /report and plan in smr.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242165.

Osa=sx68ne16.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242166.

Ormerod, g. W. /t. Plym. Inst. /(1857-1858)22/on some british and druidical remains in the parishes of chagford and gidleigh.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242167.

Worth, r. H. /dartmoor(1967)220.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242168.

Emmett, d. D. /pdas/37(1979)111/stone rows: the traditional view reconsidered.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242169.

Wilkinson, j. G. /jbaa/16(1860)113 plan pl.16/on the rock basins of dartmoor.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242173.

Des=nvq/pers comm/(22/3/1995)/notes in smr.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242174.

Des=adas record sheet/in smr.


WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6808.

Vis=estimated -/-/1931 (worth) dimensions as above, 12 pairs of stones seen, 31 single stones, and 6 fallen ones.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242177.

Des=gerrard, s. /(-/-/1997)/as above.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242175.

Des=mpp/143945.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242176.

Butler, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquities/2(1991)183;fig 36.13.


Greeves, T. A. P., Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV69961.

Vis=13/8/1976 (greeves). Worth's dimensions appeared to be correct, though 75 stones recorded, including 20 pairs.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV242172.

Aph=nmr sx6586/3(18/5/1977).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242170.

Fox, a. /arch. J. /114(1957)155-158/cairns and alignments on shovel down.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV242171.

Aph=nmr sx6685/10(5/7/1953).


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX65NE71 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV138543.

Shovel down 3b. Runs sx65998590 to sx65408601.118m long. After a gap of 64 my some 10 stones protrude from on line reave, sx65818607 to sx65888613. ?part of alignment, but single. May be coincidence (nvq).

Sources / Further Reading

  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX65NE71. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Migrated Record: Wilkinson, J. G..
  • Migrated Record: WORTH 1946.
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Migrated Record: REAVE.
  • Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
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  • Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P..
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Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6198 - Geophysical Survey on Shovel Down and Kes Tor

Date Last Edited:Oct 29 2013 2:24PM