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Longstone

Hob Uid: 441919
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Ugborough, Harford
Grid Ref : SX6543060740
Summary : The 'Longstone' is a block of very coarse-grained pinkish granite. It is now 2.5m long and of rough rectangular section tapering from a base formerly about 0.4m. by 0.7m. which has been squared and snapped by drilling. The stone lies in a northwest to southeast direction. To its northeast side there is a boundary stone erected in 1803 and shaped by drilling. It is of identical stone and appears to have been fashioned from the 'Longstone' which would therefore have originally been some 4.5m long.
More information : (SX 65436074) Longstone (NR) (recumbent) (NAT) (1)

The fallen menhir on Piles Hill, known as the 'Longstone' is
the northern terminal of the Butterdon stone row (SX 65 NE 17). It
is 8 feet 5 inches long and measures 2 feet 3 inches by 1 foot
6 inches at one foot from the base and 11 inches by 5 inches
at the other end. (2)

The 'Longstone' (the name is in local use) is a block of very
coarse-grained pinkish granite. It is now 2.5m long and of
rough rectangular section tapering from a base formerly about
0.4m. by 0.7m. which has been squared and snapped bu drilling.
The stone lies in a northwest to southeast direction. To its
northeast side there is a boundary stone erected in 1803 (d) and
shaped by drilling.

It is of identical stone and appears to have been fashioned from
the 'Longstone' which would therefore have originally been some
4.5m long.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on P.F.D. (3)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1969
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Source Number : 2
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : (R Hansford Worth)
Page(s) : 287
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Vol(s) : 78, 1946
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 19-JUL-77
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Source Number : 3a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Dartmoor 1967 205 (R H Worth)
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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 : Standing Stone
Evidence : Structure

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 66 SE 50
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 66 SE 50
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-07-19
End Date : 1977-07-19