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Monument Number 441148

Hob Uid: 441148
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Harford, Ugborough
Grid Ref : SX6560059500
Summary : Stone row
More information : ( SX 65635880 - SX 65526037) Stone Row (NR) (1)

A stone row extending from a barrow on Butterdon Hill (SX 65 NE
66) to Hobajons Cross (SX 66 SE 58 a standing stone at SX
65516047). The row formerly extended north from Hobajons Cross
to the Longstone (a standing stone at SX 65436074) on Piles Hill,
but this stretch was destroyed in 1803 (see SX 66 SE 107).

Also in 1803 stones split by the tare and feather method were
introduced into the row, when the alignment was accepted as the
boundary between Harford and Langford Lester Moors.(2)(3)

The northern part of the Butterdon stone row has been surveyed
from Hangershell Rocks cairn at SX 65645941 to Hobajons Cross
at SX 65506045.

For the 1050m of this part the majority of the several hundred
stones are from 0.1m to 0.4m high and form an irregular line.
There is a gap of 70.0m on the north side of Hangershell but
otherwise the row is fairly continuous. The area is not entirely
free of natural surface stones and while some can be immediately
discounted occasionally there is a short double or triple row
where all the stones are alike and these which formed the
original row cannot now be determined. Barely two dozen stones
are 0.5m high or higher, Hobajons Cross at 1.2m being the
highest. It is possible that this was at some stage a terminal
stone since it appears to have cup marks on the south face and
the extension onwards, to the Longstone, is on an entirely
different alignment.

Row surveyed at 1:10000 on PFD.(4)
Additional reference.(5) Scheduled.(6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1906
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T Devon Ass 78 1946 287-8 (R H Worth)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T. Devon. Ass 73 1941 230 (R H Worth)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 10-AUG-77
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : High Dartmoor 1983 254 (E Hemery)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : (DOE) Eng Heritage Schedule of AMs, Devon, Dec 1987, 28
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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 : Stone Alignment
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Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 65 NE 006
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 310
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10558
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 65 NE 17
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 65 NE 17
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-08-10
End Date : 1977-08-10