HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Historic England research records Result
Historic England research recordsPrintable version | About Historic England research records

Historic England Research Records

Beardown Man

Hob Uid: 439571
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX5958079610
Summary : A Bronze Age standing stone measuring 3.4m high, 1m by 0.4m in section and in good condition.
More information : (SX 59587961) Beardown Man (NAT) Standing Stone (NR) (1)

Beardown Man, a standing stone, some 11 feet 4 inches high
lying a little to the west of Devil's Tor, Lydford. Dimensions
at ground level are north side 3 feet, south 2 feet 11 inches,
west 1 feet 6 inches and east 11 1/2 inches. (2)

On the summit of the flattish top of Devil's Tor at approximately
139.0m OD is the 'Beardown Man' (name confirmed). The stone,
which leans slightly south east, is 3.4m high, 1.0m by 0.4m in
section, and in good condition.

Revised at 1:10 000 on PFD

See ground photograph. (3)

SX 59587961. Beardown Man. An impressive standing stone, in good condition and as described by authority (2). However, the long term stability of the stone is threatened by a deep, irregular hollow around its base. The stone is located off the crest of a ridge in open moorland. (4)

Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey visit. The monument is currently in a stable condition though is used by animals as a rubbing post (5)





Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1954
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 2
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details :
Page(s) : 191-2
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 72, 1940
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 25-AUG-78
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : PROBERT,SAJP 11-JUL-1994 RCHME Field Investigation
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Newman P 30-Nov-2004 Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number :
Source : SX 57 NE/ink survey
Source details :
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Standing Stone
Evidence : Structure

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 554
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 22222
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX57NE/4
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 57 NE 1
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 57 NE 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1978-08-25
End Date : 1978-08-25
Associated Activities : DARTMOOR ROYAL FOREST PROJECT
Activity type : FIELD SURVEY
Start Date : 1993-06-01
End Date : 1996-06-01
Associated Activities : MERRIVALE RANGE BASELINE CONDITION SURVEY
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2004-08-02
End Date : 2004-12-31