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Monument Number 443788

Hob Uid: 443788
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Chagford
Grid Ref : SX6728082490
Summary : A stone alignment which includes two parallel lines of upright stones leading downslope for 143 metres from a round cairn. The lower end of the alignment is denoted by a blocking stone. Midway along the alignment a length of later enclosure walling crosses the row. The cairn at the upper end of the alignment measures 5.9 metres in diameter and stands up to a height of 0.6 metres. A large slab denoting the north eastern edge of the cairn may represent a second blocking stone of the associated alignment. A cinerary urn was found in the cairn.
More information : SX 6729 8249: Stone Row (NR) Standing Stone (NR) (twice). (1)

Stone Row, Chagford Common. This is one of the best examples of a double stone now on Dartmoor. At the south end is a cairn 22 feet in diameter. The space between the rows widens intentionally as it approaches the cairn. The first stone from the south in the eastern row is the largest stone and stands 5 feet 10 inches high. At the north end there is a blocking stone 3 feet 10 inches high. From the centre of the cairn the row runs downhill in a north east direction for 473 feet. It contains 50 pairs of stones all intact. The mean distance between the rows is 5 feet 10 inches and the mean distance between the pairs along the row is 9 feet 1 inch. (2)

A cinerary urn, in fragments except for the rim, was discovered in a ruined cairn at SX 673 825 in 1900. In 1962 the Somerset County
Museum restored the urn to its original profile. The urn, 18 3/4
inches high, 16 inches in diameter at the rim and 8 inches in diameter at the base was revealed as an unusually large and handsome bipartite Overhanging rim or crowned urn of Middle Bronze Age type. (3)

Scheduled. (4,5)

OS Landline series.(6-7)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963
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Source : Dartmoor
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Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : J Barber, 1965
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Source Number : 3a
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : 1901
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Source Number : 4
Source : Ancient monuments in England : a list prepared by the Department of the Environment, corrected to 31st December 1971
Source details : DOE (IAM) Record Form 11-NOV-1975
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Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 23-Apr-01
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Source Number : 6
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : Landline series
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Source Number : 7
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : S Probert, 07-NOV-2002
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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
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Middle Bronze Age
Display Date : Middle Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -1200
Monument Start Date : -1600
Monument Type :
Evidence : Find

Components and Objects:
Period : Middle Bronze Age
Component Monument Type :
Object Type : CINERARY URN
Object Material : Pottery

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28779
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 343
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 68 SE 10
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Associated Activities : CS PILOT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
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