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Monument Number 442697

Hob Uid: 442697
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6437077650
Summary : A stone alignment lying on a gentle slope near the summit of Lakehead Hill. It includes a 22 metre long, single row of at least 12 stones standing up to 0.75 metres high, aligned east to west. Scheduled.
More information : A single row of stones extends for 60 ft, on a N 74o
W alignment, at long 3o54'58" lat 50o34'56" (SX 64357765). On the
same alignment is a cist 400 ft to the east (SX 67 NW 11) to which
the row may have run. (1)

A single row of stones, centred at SX 64327764, and situated at 424m
OD near the summit of Lakehead Hill. The present length of 20.3m
is made up of a dozen stones, mostly small slabs on edge averaging
0.3m high, with a blocking stone at the west end, 0.6m high. The
line is rather irregular and, apart from four gaps, the stones are
spaced at intervals of 1.0m to 1.3m (see ground photographs). The
east/west alignment is not directed towards a cist as asserted by
Worth. The cist to the west (SX 67 NW 11) lies 30.0m to the north,
and that to the east (SX 67 NW 32) is 30.0m to the south of the
alignment.

Surveyed at 1:10000 on MSD; and at 1:2500 and 1:250 for record
purposes (see illustration.). (2)

SX 64387765. A stone row sited on a gently sloping position, slightly to the south of Lakehead Hill summit, within an open grassy area 50m west of the plantation edge. The row has an approximately east-west alignment and consists of twelve erect stones spaced between 0.5m and 1m apart. The tallest is 0.8m. The westernmost stone is an approximately tiangular slab of 0.8m high, leaning slightly to the east and is positioned across the end of the row in the manner of a 'blocking stone'. The area around the monument is managed, with vegitation trimmed to ground level.
Site depicted and described by Butler in 1991. (3-4)

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Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
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Vol(s) : 78 (1946)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 30-NOV-79
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Butler J. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: The North, 2, 50-1
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation, 22-NOV-1993, P Newman.
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Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 21-Jan-99
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Source : Lakehead Hill, SX 67 NW 64/ink survey
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Source : Lakehead Hill, SX 67 NW 64/pencil survey
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Source : SX 67 NW 11, 31-36, 38, 64, 111/ink survey
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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
Evidence : Structure

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX67NW121
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 962
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28687
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 67 NW 64
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 64
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1979-11-30
End Date : 1979-11-30
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NW 64
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1993-11-22
End Date : 1993-11-22