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Monument Number 440234

Hob Uid: 440234
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Walkhampton
Grid Ref : SX5500070700
Summary : BA stone row and cairn. The 132m long row has 47 upright stones and the low cairn is 8.4m in diameter. Both monuments lie under dense bracken cover; gorse vegetation has obscured part of the row.
More information : A stone row was found "recently" on Peek Hill at SX
555707 by Mr Govier. (1)

SX 55027043 to SX 55207065. An alignment of small stones forming
a row which is mostly single with occasional pairs. It terminates
at one end in an upright stone 3ft. 6ins. high. At the north-east end
of the row there is a cairn 24ft. in diameter and 2ft. high with
a surround of upright stones. There is a second cairn 20 yds. to the
north-east (See SX 57 SE 105). (2)

SX 55067075. A mutilated cairn at the upper (NE) end of a stone
row, diameter 7.0m., height 0.3m. (3). Fox noted that the cairn had
been dug into recently. (3-4)

The stone row extends for 124.0m. between SX 54947066 and SX 55457074
on a slight southwest slope, with a cairn at the northeast end and
an upright post-type stone at the southwest end, (see ground
photographs)

The cairn, at SX 55507074, is almost circular, turf-covered, and has
a diameter of 8.0m. and a height of 0.3m. Its surface has been
rifled and it is in poor condition but there are no signs that there
was ever a cist within the mound (see ground photograph).

The row now consists of some 50 stones (see ground photographs)
and it is difficult to see more than one pair unless selected from
the natural stones which abound in the area, and the row should
be considered as single. The majority of the stones are from 0.1m.
to 0.3m. high, and those of greater height, including the fallen
ones, show no tendency towards an increase in height to either end,
(see plan).

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on M.S.D. and at 1:500 for record purposes. (6)

A line of at least 47 upright stones 132m long on the downslope from a round cairn. The lower end stone is 1.2m high. Midway along the alignment there is an edge-set stone positioned next to the row Scheduled. (7)

A single stone row on the edge of high moorland with splendid views. Starting at a cairn uphill it descends for 132m to a tall pillar 1.2m high markng the lower end and by far the largest stone in the row This stone is separated from the rest by spring which has broken through the surface. (7)

The surviving stones in this impessive row are very well preserved although a stream flows through part and this attracting cattle to congregate resulting in signifiantly disturbed areas; other parts of the row are obscured by bracken and gorse. The low spread cairn is 8.4m across; it occupies a hill crest position and it is under dense bracken Surveyed at 1:2500 (8)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Devon Arch Exploration Soc N/L 2 Dec 1962 1 and 3
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : DOE Anc Mons Record Form Nov 1963
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Devon Arch Soc 36 1978 174 (L V Grinsell)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T Devon Ass 95 1963 79 (A Fox)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 20-MAY-80
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Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : Schedule amendment 23-Apr-2001
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Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Dartmooor Atlas of Antiquities 1994 vol 3 The South-West 43 J.Butler
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Source Number : 8
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : M.J.Fletcher English Heritage Field Investigation 20-June-2007
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Source : SX 57 SE 72, 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 : Structure

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28782
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 57 SE 72
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 57 SE 72
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1980-05-20
End Date : 1980-05-20
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