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Monument Number 440158

Hob Uid: 440158
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Walkhampton
Grid Ref : SX5612070810
Summary : Two BA cairns, one linked to a stone row, are separated by the Walkhampton Common East Reave. The cairn on the east side of the reave is 7.8m across, up to 0.7m high with a shallow hollow in the centre 2.5m by 1.5m and 0.3m deep. The other cairn is 7m in diaimeter, up to 0.4m high with a flat top. The stone alignment extends almost due east for 26m from the cairn, it is unusually short with nine stones including three pairs.
More information : A double row of stones extending for about 120 feet
with a cairn at its western end (see simulated plan based on text
in Authority 1). The average distance between the rows is 10 inches.
The cairn is 36ft diameter and lies 326 ft south west of the junction
of Routrundle track with the Princetown road (1) (SX 56127081).
There is also a small cairn 95ft north east from the eastern end of
the stone row (2). (1-3)

The DOE (IAM) schedule at site of this description but locate it at
NGR which is that of SX 57 SE 45. (4)

SX 56267082 A barrow with hollow at centre listed in association
with the stone row. Diameter 6m, height 0.7m. Visited April 1973. (5)

A stone row, with a cairn at the west end at SX 56147078, extends
almost due west for 26.0m. to SX 56167078. The cairn, mutilated
and amorphous, is now approximately 6.7m in diameter and 0.3m. high
at its maximum.

There are nine stones in the row, including three pairs, with an
additional stone which seems to be displaced, all between 0.1m. and
0.3m. high (see plan). The east end of the row is terminated by a
reave (SX 67 SE 91) which has cut across and evidently destroyed
any westward extension.

Worth's second cairn is at SX 56197079, turf-covered and circular,
it is 6.3m. in diameter and 0.6m. high, with a central depression
(see ground photograph)

Row and cairns surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD and at 1:2500; row also
surveyed at 1:500 for archaeological records. (6)

The cairn on the east side of the reave is 7.8m across, up to 0.7m high with a shallow hollow in the centre 2.5m by 1.5m and 0.3m deep. The other cairn is 7m in diaimeter, up to 0.4m high with a flat top. The stone alignment extends almost due east for 26m from the cairn and has nine stones including three pairs. Scheduled (7)

A double stone alignment, unusual both for the much narrower spacing between the paired stones , 0.1 - 0.3m and for its exceptionally short length. Only 22.5m separates the final stone from the centre of the cairn at the upper end, apparently close to the original length of the row despite the lack of formal termination. Three pairs of stones remain in place as well as two unaccompanied slabs, the largest 0.45m in height, with space for at least one more missing pair in the centre. The terminal cairn is hardly recognisable, a few earthfast stones show through the turf but the much spread mound rises barely 0.2m above the surface. The other cairn is far better preserved, hollowed at the centre, lying north-east of the alignment and on the opposite side of the reave. (see large scale drawing) (8)

The cairns and the stone row are becoming overgrown; some gorse occurs in the vicinity. Surveyed at 1:2500 scale. (9)


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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T Devon Ass 38 1906 535 (R H Worth)
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Source details : T. Devon. Ass 55 1923 50 (R H Worth)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T. Devon. Ass 78 1946 296-7(R H Worth)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : DOE (IAM) 1978 44
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Devon Arch Soc 36 1978 175 (L V Grinsell)
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Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 28-MAY-80
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Source Number : 7
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 4th November 1993
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Source Number : 8
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities 1994 vol 3 The South-West .46-7 J.Butler
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Source Number : 9
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : M.J.Fletcher English Heritage Field Investigation 11- May-2007
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Source : SX 57 SE 46, stone row and cairn/Antiquity Model
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Cairn, Stone Alignment
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 940
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 22270
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 57 SE 46
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 57 SE 46
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1980-05-28
End Date : 1980-05-28
Associated Activities : ENGLISH HERITAGE: WALKHAMPTON PREMIER ARCHAEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE; FIELD INVESTIGATION PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2007-05-01
End Date : 2008-05-01