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HER Number:MDV14875
Name:Alignment C on Shovel Down

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 659 859
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). 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).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV242172.

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


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.


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.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242177.

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


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.


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.


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: REAVE.
  • Migrated Record: WORTH 1946.
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
  • Report - Survey: ADAS.
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  • Migrated Record: WORTH.
  • Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P..

Associated Monuments

MDV6168Related to: Alignment A on Shovel Down (Monument)
MDV6171Related to: Alignment B on Shovel Down (Monument)
MDV6179Related to: Alignment E on Shovel Down (Monument)
MDV6181Related to: Alignment G on Shovel Down (Monument)
MDV14881Related to: Alignment H on Shovel Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6198 - Geophysical Survey on Shovel Down and Kes Tor

Date Last Edited:Jul 13 2018 11:42AM