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Monument Number 442211

Hob Uid: 442211
Location :
South Hams
Grid Ref : SX6324062350
Summary : Bronze Age stone row and cairn circle on stall down. The ston erow runs north -south for 500m. It is associated with three cairns (one either side see separate record) and a cairn circle. The stones are mostly 1m to 1.5m high with four over 2m. Scheduled.
More information : (SX 63216207 to SX 63226252) Stone Row (NR)
(SX 63256241) Cairn Circle (NR) (1)

A single stone row at Staldon (Stall Down) begins and ends without
formal terminals and is 1643 feet long. At 1193 feet from the
south end the retaining circle of a barrow touches the east
side of the row; its internal diameter is 13 feet. Two cairns
(SX 66 SW 16) lie abreast of the row north of the retaining
circle. South of the circle the stones are 9-10 feet apart centre
to centre; north of the circle they are 8-10 feet apart except
at the northern end where the largest stones in the row are
from 30-50 feet apart (2). 92-3)

The row extends for 512m in a north south direction from
SX 63226255 to SX 63226203. It comprises eighty two stones
(of which two or three may be unassociated grounders) between
0.2m and 2.3m high, the taller being towards the higher northern
end. The ends are not intervisible and there are no formal
terminals unless a now recumbent post type stone at the northern
end was intended as such. The northern part of the row is aligned
precisely in the centre of the cairn circle, both of which
would therefore seem part of the original design. The cairn is not
visible from the south end of the southern extension of the row.
This extension consists of four general alignments more of which
focus on the cairn circle, and the northern end of the extension
is tangential to the west side of the circle. These factors, and
the larger size of the stones in the northern extension of the
row, suggest two phases of construction.

The circle is as planned by authority 3 except that one stone is
completely concealed and a former recumbent one is now missing.
There are no remains of the cairn.

Surveyed at 1:10000 on MSD and at 1:1000 (see plan). (4)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1968
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Source Number : 2
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : The Stone Rows of Dartmoor pt 1 (R Hansford Worth)
Page(s) : 289-90
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Vol(s) : 78, 1946
Source Number : 3
Source : Devon Archaeological Society proceedings
Source details : (C J Davidson and R A G Seabrook)
Page(s) : 32
Figs. : 8
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Vol(s) : 31, 1973
Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 05-AUG-77
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Source Number : 5
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 29-Oct-91
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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 Circle, Stone Alignment
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Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 461
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10509
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 66 SW 17
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 442208
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 66 SW 17
Start Date : 1977-08-05
End Date : 1977-08-05