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Monument Number 440324

Hob Uid: 440324
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Walkhampton
Grid Ref : SX5660071440
Summary : BA cairn and stone row. The scrappy remains of a single stone row now 165m long descend from a badly battered cairn on the south-east slopes of Leeden Tor. The cairn is about 6m across with a large central pit and partial retaining circle. At least 14 stones remain in a line, four only still earthfast and the rest either flat or buried. Stone pits record the loss of some of the stones.Scheduled (3)
More information : On the south-east slope below Leeden Tor a row of stones
extends for 147m. between SX 56547146 and SX 56677143. It is aligned
up the slope towards a cairn on a bearing 284o Grid N.

The cairn measures 5.8m. in diameter and 0.5m. high, with some
evidence of retaining stones on its north-east. It has been 'robbed'
and is now in poor condition. The cairn is incorporated in a 'branch'
reave of the Walkhampton Common Reave (SX 57 SE 91) which cuts across
the row (see plan) and the reave may be the cause of the poor
condition of the cairn and row.

The row has the appearance of being uprooted. There are sixteen
stones, of which five are earthfast and in line, ten are clearly
displaced, and three are of doubtful association. The stones are
unusual in that they are mostly large natural blocks about 0.9m. by
0.4m. in plan and from 0.2m. to 0.7m. high; there are only six
slab stones. They are also spaced at uncommonly large but fairly
regular intervals of about 13m. There is no blocking stone or evidence of the original extent eastwards, but towards the road there are clear indications of stone pits (possibly for road mending) and the off line group of stones at this end may have come from the row.

The initial impression is that of marker stones for a prehistoric
field bank but there is nothing in the intervening spaces to sustain
this, no sign of any other field bank in the vicinity, and very
few surface stones. It is difficult to account for except as a stone
row although it is unlike others in the area which have close spaced,
low, post or slab stones. Found during field investigation.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 and at 1:2500 and 1:1000 for AO records. (1)

Scrappy remains of a single stone row now 165m long, descend from a badly battered cairn on the south-east slopes of Leeden Tor. The cairn is about 6m across with a large central pit and partial retaining circle. At least 14 stones remain in a line, four only still earthfast and the rest either flat or buried. Stone pits record the loss of some of the stones. (2)

Scheduled (3)

The disturbed cairn and rthe emnants of the stone row are gradually being overwhelmed by gorse vegetation. Surveyed at 1:2500 (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 31-JUL-80
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities 1994 vol 3 The South-West map 45 J.Butler
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Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : M.J.Fletcher English Heritage Field Investigation 29-June-2007
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Source : SX 57 SE 104, stone row/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
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 22323
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 57 SE 104
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 57 SE 104
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1980-07-31
End Date : 1980-07-31
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