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Monument Number 442345

Hob Uid: 442345
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Harford
Grid Ref : SX6370060400
Summary : Stone row, cairn circle
More information : (SX 63706017) Cairn Circle (NR).

(SX 63706017 - 63706054) Stone Row (NR). (1)

A single stone row, length circa 200 feet, starting at a retaining circle, diameter 33 feet, at the south end, and dying out at a newtake wall. Some 120 yds beyond the newtake wall is another newtake wall cumbank running northeast-southwest and 30 yards beyond this again is a large earth set stone part of which has been broken off and lies nearby. Parsons considers that this stone is possibly the terminal menhir of the stone row. (2-4)

This single stone row on a slight north slope extends from a
crest at 260m OD to a col at 255m OD. It can be traced from its
south terminal, marked by a cairn, at SX 63706017 for 336m,
bearing 1o, to a possible blocking stone at SX 63706051 and of
different character for a further 120m to SX 63706062. The
recumbent stone, considered by Parsons (see authority 3) to be
the north terminal lies yet a further 47m distant at SX 63706067.

From the fallen blocking stone, 1.5m by 0.5m, at the south end,
for 116m north the row lies in closely grazed ground and the
regularly spaced stones, average 2.2m apart, measure 0.5m by
0.2m and 0.6m high. For the next 220m the stones lie in furze and
grass tussocks, and though of similar character only protrude
0.2m and are less regular. The possible blocking stone at
SX 63706051 is prominent and measures 0.9m by 0.6m and 1.0m high.
North of this, the stones are more massive, average 0.8m by 0.6m
by 1.0m. The alleged blocking stone noted by Parsons measures 2.7m
by 1.0m and has been split by drilling.

The south terminal cairn, 9.0m diameter and 0.6m high, has a
central depression, about 2.5m diameter and 0.4m deep, and is
edged by 3 upright and 2 fallen orthostats, average 0.7m by 0.2m
and up to 0.9m high, the remains of a retaining circle or
peristalith. 1:10 000 Survey revised on MSD. Enlargement survey
at 1:500 on OS 495. (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1968
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T Devon Ass 78 1946 (R Hansford Worth)
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T Devon Ass 85 1953 145-147 (Hamlyn Parsons)
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : P Devon Arch Soc 31 1973 30 Fig 6 (plan) (C J Davidson and R A G Seabrook)
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 CC 02-AUG-77
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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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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 821
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10527
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 66 SW 57
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 66 SW 57
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-08-02
End Date : 1977-08-02