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Monument Number 439148

Hob Uid: 439148
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Shaugh Prior
Grid Ref : SX5750063990
Summary : A single stone row consisting of 35 upright and 13 recumbant stones running in an E to W line from the site of a possible ring cairn at the foot of the SW flank of Little Trowelsworthy Tor.Scheduled.
More information : (SX 576639) Stone Row (NR). (1)

A single row, 254 feet long, the stones spaced about 5 feet apart. At the west end there is a standing stone 4 feet high "and at the east end are possible indications of a retaining circle of about 20 feet in diameter". (2)

SX 57456397 - SX 57556397: A stone row, where some of the stones are either displaced or the remains of a second row, lies on a gentle concave slope, 275m. above O.D., orientated 80o (grid). It is 78.0m. long, bows slightly to the north and consists of 51 stones, 40 upright, average height 0.4m., 8 recumbent and 3 leaning. The west and lower end is marked by a standing stone 1.3m. high and the east end by one 1.2m. high.

The majority of the stones, including the west terminal, are aligned with the row.

At the east is a 4.5m. diameter circle of 10 stones; average height 0.4m. There is no visible cairn or cist in the centre. Two upright stones immediately to the north west of the circle are probably associated.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on P.F.D.
(1:500 enlargement survey). (3)

Depicted and described by Robertson and Butler. (5-6)

SX 57546399 to SX 57466398. A single stone row consisting of 35 upright and 13 recumbant stones running in an E to W line from the site of a possible ring cairn at the foot of the SW flank of Little Trowelsworthy Tor.
The cairn at the head of the row is marked by a circle containing one upright and eight fallen small slabs and boulders. Within these is a slightly raised area, perhaps the remains of a cairn. There is no evidence to suggest the former presence of a cist.
The stones of the row are space between 0.8m and 1.0m apart and vary in height from 0.1m to 1.3m at the W terminal.
(7)

A stone alignment oriented east-west, with a 79 metre long single row of at least 44 stones, averaging 0.32 metres in height. There are taller stones at either end. An encircled cairn lies at the east end of the alignment, comprising a mound of stones surrounded by at least 13 upright stones. Scheduled. (8)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1954
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Source : Dartmoor
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 CC 22-MAY-77
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Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 18-Dec-92
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Source Number : 5
Source : The archaeology of the Upper Plym Valley
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Butler J 1994 Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities Vol 3 The South West. Map 49/51
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Source Number : 7
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Probert S A J 16-FEB-2001
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Source Number : 8
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : EH Scheduling revised, 05-JAN-2001
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
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Monument Type : Stone Alignment, Cairn, Standing Stone, Stone Circle
Evidence : Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 560
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 SE 13
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 24229
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External Cross Reference Source : National Trust Project Reference Number
External Cross Reference Number : 102042
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 SE 15
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 56 SE 15
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-05-22
End Date : 1977-05-22
Associated Activities : PLYM VALLEY SURVEY: EH PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2001-02-14
End Date : 2002-12-20