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Monument Number 443853

Hob Uid: 443853
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6552084280
Summary : A Bronze Age double stone row aligned north-south, terminating at the north end at a cairn. When planned in 1898, the row was 340 long and even then the north end was buried or lost. It is now 125m long. At the south end, the row is tangential to the Fernworthy stone circle, SX68SE56. The cairn at the north end is 6.0m in diameter and it has been adversely affected by tree planting. Scheduled.
More information : (Centred at SX 65528426) Stone Row (NR) (1)

A double row of stones 340 ft long, with an average width of 3 1/4 ft
between the rows and intervals of 5 to 7 ft between the stones along
the rows. At the northern end there is a tumulus. The row is
reasonably perfect at the south end but to the north most of the
stones are buried or lost. The alignment forms a tangent to the stone
circle to the south (SX 68 SE 56). (2)

The cairn at the north end of the stone row is 2.7m in diameter
and very low. (3)

Centred SX 65518426, to the N of Fernworthy stone circle (SX 68 SE 56), is a double stone row. At its N end are the disturbed remains of a barrow. The row survives well for 125m although beyond this (to the N) it has been heavily disturbed by forestry activity as far as the barrow. The plan of 1898, made prior to afforestation, shows the N end of the double row as already `buried or lost'.
The surviving part of the double row contains paired, low stones 0.8m to 1.4m apart, averaging 0.3m high, although many are flush with the ground. The tallest stones are at the S end. The alignment of the row is tangential to the circle (SX 68 SE 56).
The barrow at the N end of the row measures 6m in diameter, although it is very amorphous due to tree planting. there is a large proportion of stone in the centre of the low mound, as well as some amorphous scarping and one large upright slab. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Dartmoor 1953 (R Hansford Worth)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Ancient Monuments in Forestry Commission Land, Dartmoor 1976 Mss (J Turner)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Chapman H 01-JUN-1995 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 24-Jul-98
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Source : SX 68 SE 1-6, 44-47, 49-50, 55-59, 66-67, 89-93
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Source : Fernworthy stone rows/pencil 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 : Cairn, Stone Alignment
Evidence : Structure

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 593
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28672
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 68 SE 55
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 443856
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 443854
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 443857
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 443898
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 443855
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : DARTMOOR ROYAL FOREST PROJECT
Activity type : FIELD SURVEY
Start Date : 1993-06-01
End Date : 1996-06-01