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HER Number:MDV5197
Name:Harbournehead Standing Stone

Summary

Harbourne head menhir. The menhir stands 150m to the w of the head of harbourne stream. It has a triangular profile. The stone leans considerably to the w (worth). Vis=6/7/1951 (os) a good specimen from slab of moorland granite, stands in a small depression probably worn by feet of animals using it as a rubbing post. A few small rocks are piled against its ne face.2.4m long, measuring at base 1.0m x 0.3m and at top 0.3m x 0.15m. Not visible (rchm app 1985).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 696 650
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Harbournehead Standing Stone. Menhir 150 metres west of the head of the Harbourne stream.

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/23
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1940, The Dartmoor Menhirs, 192 (Article in Serial). SDV231163.

Harbourne Head menhir. The menhir stands 150 meters to the west of the head of Harbourne Stream. It has a triangular profile. The stone leans considerably to the west. Other details: Plate 3, figure 2-3.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951, SX66NE42 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV152865.

A good specimen from a slab of moorland granite stands in a small depression probably worn by feet of animals using it as a rubbing post. A few small rocks are piled against its north-east face. Stone is 2.4 meters long, measuring at base 1.0 meters by 0.3 meters and at top 0.3 meters by 0.15 meters. Other details: Photograph.


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

Not visible.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX66NE42. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1940. The Dartmoor Menhirs. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 72. 192.
  • 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.
  • Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 9:13AM