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Monument Number 35311

Hob Uid: 35311
Location :
Devon
North Devon
Lynton and Lynmouth
Grid Ref : SS7226043760
Summary : Remains of a prehistoric double stone row or L-shaped stone setting at Winnaway comprising five stones, althought two ar recumbent.
More information : [SS 7234 4252] Stone row at Winnaway, Lat. 510 10'4 1/2" :
Long. 30 49' 33 1/2".

Four stones in place, probably the remains of a double stone row.
The eastern side is now represented by three stones and the western
by one only.

[See Illustration] (1)

None of this group could be found. The ground is partly marshy the
rest dry. A single stone in the general area of this group, barely
visible above ground level, is probably natural. (2)

Chanter and Worth (1) stated that the stones were shown by Ordnance Survey. There is a group of stones published on O.S. 6" 1962 at [SS
72264376] which bears a strong resemblance to the illustration.
Error in siting is probably due to a mistake in the geographical
co-ordinates. (3)

The stone setting at SS 72264376 is without doubt the feature
noted as a double stone row by Charter and Worth (1). It is situated
on a steep northern hillslope and comprises four small 0.6m high
stones three of which lie on a north south axis. This setting is
incorrectly described by Grinsell as a single row.
Published survey 1:2500 revised. (4)

(Winaway) SS 72264376. An `L' shaped setting of four upright stones with an adjacent fifth earthfast slab is located on a steep NE facing slope which forms the edge of the Exmoor Upland. Situated in a shallow natural depression just below the crest of the hillslope at 393m OD the site overlooks a narrow dry gully and has distant views to the N across the Severn estuary to South Wales beyond. On the Hangman Grits series, the four stones are of sedimentary rock.
The 15.9m long row of three in line stones is on an almost due N-S axis; the fourth stone 7.8m to the W may, as suggested, be the only survivor of a second row. The fifth stone, depicted as a `fallen doubtful' feature on the 1905 plan (1) may be a displaced slab although its general appearance suggests it to be a natural, partially exposed, rock slab (5).

A table with further information on the stones is held in the archive.

SS 72264375. A setting of 5 stones as described by RCHME (5) although two of the stones (A and C on the 1:100 plan) are now recumbent

Stone A. 0.70m long, 0.35m wide, 0.20m thick. Fallen stone laid in erosion hollow.

Stone B. 0.85m long, 0.20m wide, 0.15m thick. Fallen stone laid in erosion hollow 1.2m diameter, 0.2m deep.

1:100 Survey (Authority 5) Revised.
1:2500 Survey by GPS. (6)



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Source Number : 1
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : 1905 plan J.F.Chanter & R.Hansford Worth
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Plates : 7
Vol(s) : 37
Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JP 07-JUL-65
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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 25" 1962
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 MJF 17-SEP-74
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Source Number : 4a
Source : The archaeology of Exmoor : Bideford Bay to Bridgwater
Source details : 1970
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation, 12-DEC-1988, MJ Fletcher.
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Sainsbury I S 4-MAY-1995 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source : Winaway stone setting/ink survey
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Source : Lithic monuments within the Exmoor National Park: a new survey for management purposes
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Source : Winaway/ink survey
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Later Prehistoric
Display Date : Later Prehistoric
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -4000
Monument Type : Stone Setting, Stone Alignment
Evidence : Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SS74SW13
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 74 SW 1
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 SW 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-07-07
End Date : 1965-07-07
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 SW 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1974-09-17
End Date : 1974-09-17
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 74 SW 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1988-12-12
End Date : 1988-12-12