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HER Number:MDV6168


Stone row.


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/43
  • Old SAM County Ref: 144
  • Old SAM Ref: 28663

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STONE ALIGNMENT (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2201 BC (Between))

Full description

Wilkinson, J. G., Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV214449.

Vis=est=-/-/1856 (ormerod) traced for 125m in nnw direction, author considered that it had joined, by a sharp turn, another row (sx68ne/110), but a trackline (reave sx68ne/112) crosses them. This avenue is not apparently related to any other monuments, but it is imperfect at both ends. It can be traced for about 200m in a fairly straight line (wilkinson).

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

Vis=16/7/1974 + 25/7/1978 (os) row a. Double row, 78 stones visible, three gaps 8 - 15m, are the result of robbing. Reave (sx68ne/112) disturbs this at sx65948602.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274165.

Stone row.

SX68NE/43/1, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV274168.

Vis=-/7/1975 (walrond) row d-e. Double row apparently aligned on cairn (sx68ne/43/2) s of fourfold circle (sx68ne/36), but from which some stones are absent at south end, probably removed when fourfold circle and row 34 (sx68ne/46) were constructed.35 pairs of stones, 7 singles counted, two form part of circle (sx68ne/43/1).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274172.

Visible and recorded (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274177.

Worth, r. H. /tda/78(1946)302 pl.37/the stone rows of dartmoor, part 1.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274178.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274179.

Des=walrond, l. F. J. /letter 15/10/1976 in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274180.

Greeves, t. A. P. /report and plan in smr 1/10/1976.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274181.

Osa=sx68ne/16 plan.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274191.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274182.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274192.

Butler, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquity/2(1991)183;fig 36.12.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274185.

Bate, c. S. /tda/4 pt.2(1871)504-505/prehistoric antiquities of dartmoor.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV274195.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274183.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274193.

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

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

Vis=13/8/1976 (greeves) row d-e. A stone which would appear to be part of this row is now visible 10.2m south of the southern most point recorded by worth.71 stones counted, including 30 pairs, total lengh 155.2m, circle (sx68ne/43/1) is at 51.2m north.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV274187.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274184.

Wilkinson, j. G. /jbaa/16(1860)113-114 fig pl6/on the rock basins of dartmoor.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV274194.

Aph=dap/id 7-9/(20/2/1987).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274190.

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

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV274188.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274186.

Fox, a. /arch. J. /144(1957)155-158/cairns and alignments on shovel down.

WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6808.

Vis=estimated -/-/1945 (worth) shovel down e. To the w of row a lies row e, 67m distant from it at the n end, and 18m distant at the s end. Double row. Considerable variation in distance between the lines. No special feature marks either end. Much robbed and the greater part of its length now single. Row no.35.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV274189.

Des=photo in pf.

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

Shovel down 35. Runs sx65948601 to sx65898616. C.162m long (nvq).

Sources / Further Reading

  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX65NE71. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Report - Survey: Wilkinson, J. G..
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  • Report - Survey: SX68NE/43/1.
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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:Nov 11 2015 9:35AM