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Monument Number 440357

Hob Uid: 440357
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Walkhampton
Grid Ref : SX5530074700
Summary : A stone row and a small cairn lie to the south of the double stone rows in close-cropped moorland turf. The cairn located at the northern end and slightly off-centre to the row, measures 3.2m across and up to 0.5m high. An 0.3m deep central pit opens out on the southern side. There is no obvious kerb or cist but a transverse slab, the terminal slab of the row, is set within the south side of the mound. The existence of this slab suggest that the row pre-dates the mound. The stone row extends for 41.7m in a southerly direction to an upright stone (SX553774720). However, during the English Heritage 1999 survey a further stone was located on the same alignment beyond this stone indicating an overall length for the row of at least 60m. The new partially buried stone at SX55337484 is visible as a rounded stone 0.15m across; it is similar to others in the row. A total of six upright stones, six stones protruding through the turf and about ten slight depressions, now indicate this 60m long alignment. The transverse stone within the cairn is 0.5m by 0.4 and 0.15m thick. The two adjacent in line slabs are 0.6m 0.3m by 0.15m and 0.3 by 0.2 and 0.2m thick respectively. The other large stone (SX55377472) is 0.5 by 0.4 and up to 0.4m thick. The other stones are up to 0.15m high. Scheduled.
More information : (SX 55397476) Cairns (NR) (1)

(One cairn of two) Stone Rows (NR) (One row of three)

A single stone row extending for 139ft. from a 9ft. diameter barrow south of a stone row (SX 57 SE 12). (2)

A cairn, some 5.0m. south of one of the major Merrivale rows (SX 57 SE 12), is of small stone construction, now turf-covered. It has a diameter of 2.3m. and a height of 0.2m. with a small pit near the centre dug down to ground level. It is uncertain whether there was originally a kerb or cairn circle but one upright slab 1.5m. north west of centre appears to be associated with the cairn.

The stone row is not aligned upon the centre of the existing cairn but to the west side.

From a blocking stone at this point, SX 55397476, the row extends to the south west for 42.0m., to another blocking stone at SX 55377472.Between these points there appear to have been about 40 stones, of which only 13 survive, and most of these are at ground level. The positions of a further 19 stones are clear from small depressions, but it is difficult to say whether they result from deliberate robbing or casual vandalism.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on M.S.D. and at 1:250. See also ground photograph. (3)

A short single row in a slightly curved alignment, descends a shallow incline from the cairn at its upper end. At some period the cairn has been trenched from its southern edge to the centre where two slabs at an angle are probably the last of a ring, perhaps once surrounding a now vanished cist. The tops of 13 stones in the alignment show just above the surface ending apparently at a larger slab set at an angle 47.5m away, probably the original end stone. The majority of members are missing out of an original total of about 36, but most of these are probably buried beneath the turf. (4).

A stone row and a small cairn lie to the south of the double stone rows in close-cropped moorland turf. The cairn located at the northern end and slightly off-centre to the row, measures 3.2m across and up to 0.5m high. An 0.3m deep central pit opens out on the southern side. There is no obvious kerb or cist but a transverse slab, the terminal slab of the row, is set within the south side of the mound. The existence of this slab suggest that the row pre-dates the mound.

The stone row extends for 41.7m in a southerly direction to a large stone (SX55377472). However, during the English Heritage 1999 survey a further stone was located on the same alignment beyond this stone indicating an overall length for the row of at least 60m. It is a partially buried stone at SX55337484 and measures 0.15m across.
A total of six upright stones, six stones protruding through the turf and about ten slight depressions, now indicate this 60m long alignment. The transverse stone within the cairn is 0.5m by 0.4 and 0.15m thick. The two adjacent in line slabs are 0.6m 0.3m by 0.15m and 0.3 by 0.2 and 0.2m thick respectively. The other large stone (SX55377472) is 0.5 by 0.4 and up to 0.4m thick. The other stones are up to 0.15m high. (5)


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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963
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Source Number : 2
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : plan (R H Worth)
Page(s) : 297-8
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Vol(s) : 1946
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 10-JAN-80
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Butler J 1994 Dartmoor Atlas Of Antiquities - The South West map 44
Page(s) : 27
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Vol(s) : 4
Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Fletcher M 30-OCT-1999 English Heritage Field Investigation
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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, Structure

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 333
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 24193
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 57 SE 115
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 440056
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 57 SE 115
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1980-01-10
End Date : 1980-01-10
Associated Activities : MERRIVALE GUARDIANSHIP AREA : ENGLISH HERITAGE SURVEY PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1999-10-01
End Date : 2000-02-21