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HER Number:MDV2438
Name:Alignment

Summary

Cholwich town stone row.44 stones in a straight line, none higher than 0.914m. With a small stone circle (sx56se/27/1) at the northern limit. Unevenly spaced through robbing and crossed by occasional leats and pipe lines. Moorland. It was excavated in 1961 by simmons and eogan because the land was required by the adjacent lee moor china clay works for tipping. The entire row was cleared, and some 3.014m either side of it and the sockets of many missing stones were found (fox).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 584 622
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/27

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STONE ALIGNMENT (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

DAVIDSON + SEABROOK, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139387.

Davidson and seabrook assess the site for its astronomical potential, publish measured plan (davidson + seabrook).


EGAN + SIMMONS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139389.

Soil pollen analysis shows monument was built in a clearing of oak forest, in which cereals had been grown. No dating evidence. The row was originally 235 yards long.53 uprights survive together with 38 sockets. Orthostats have long axis following the line of the row. Average depth into subsoil 30cms. Best stones lead to focal point at circle. No finds or datable material (egan + simmons).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139393.

Fox, a. /tda/95(1963)78/twenty-seventh report on archaeology and early history.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139394.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)136.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139395.

Simmons, i. G. + eogan, g. /pps/30(1964)25.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139396.

Davidson, c. J. + seabrook, r. A. G. /pdas/31(1973)29,33fig 16,19.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139397.

Emmett, d. D. /pdas/37(1979)107,111/stone rows: the traditional view reconsidered.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139398.

Worth, r. H. /tda/78(1946)290/the stone rows of dartmoor, part i.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139399.

Simmons, i. G. /pps/35(1969)203- /environment and early man on dartmoor.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139400.

Osa=sx56se33.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139401.

Fox, a. /south west england/(1973 revised ed)70.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139402.

Des=scheduling and descheduling information under monument devon 426/in smr.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV139403.

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


WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6808.

The row is single, about 210m long, direction 22 degrees n. Imperfect in places, a well marked row, with some stones larger than ordinary. Row no.10 (worth).


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV26818.

Not recorded (rchm app 1985).


Griffith, F. M., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV8774.

Site formerly scheduled as ancient monument devon 426 but descheduled 1991 (fmg).


FOX, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV4034.

Cholwich town stone row.44 stones in a straight line, none higher than 0.914m. With a small stone circle (sx56se/27/1) at the northern limit. Unevenly spaced through robbing and crossed by occasional leats and pipe lines. Moorland. It was excavated in 1961 by simmons and eogan because the land was required by the adjacent lee moor china clay works for tipping. The entire row was cleared, and some 3.014m either side of it and the sockets of many missing stones were found (fox).


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

Site now destroyed (nvq).

Sources / Further Reading

  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX65NE71. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Migrated Record: DAVIDSON + SEABROOK.
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  • Migrated Record: WORTH.
  • Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
  • Migrated Record: Griffith, F. M..
  • Migrated Record: FOX.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 2 2009 10:57AM