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Monument Number 444188

Hob Uid: 444188
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6120209009
Summary : Site of alleged single stone row.
More information : (SX 612901) A stone row on the western slopes of Oke
Tor runs a little north of west and east of south (should this
direction be south of east?), directly downhill towards the river
(East Okement). The row, which is single, runs between two large
stone slabs which probably once formed part of cists, and at the
further end two large stones lying prone within two yards of
each other and measuring six feet and eleven feet six inches
respectively. The two slabs measure 3 feet by 3 feet 6 inches,
and 3 feet by 3 feet 10 inches, each approximately 8 inches thick.
The second slab is some 50 yards further up the slope and is
set amidst other stones which may have formed a circle. Between the
slabs is a fallen stone five feet long. (1)

Nothing visible on air photographs. (2)

Stone Row (Remains of).
In 1894 my father reported the existence of a much ruined row
on the west slope of Oke Tor. He never visited the spot again nor
was I able to visit it during his lifetime, but he was not of
speculative habit, and a survey would probably confirm his report.

With this probable exception stone rows are unknown in the valley
of the East Ockment. (3)

No trace of the row or the possible cists could be found. (4)

An alleged stone row with terminal cairn and cist, sited supposedly
on the western slope of Oke Tor and first described by R.N.Worth
(1894). Grinsell also mentions a cist at SX 610 902, though he gives
no description. No evidence of the row or the cairn and cist are
visible today. The ground in the vicinity of the alleged row is
heavily strewn with clitter. (5)

No further information (8)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : (R N Worth)
Page(s) : 301
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Vol(s) : 26, 1894
Source Number : 2
Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : (RAF/CPE/UK2082 3378-9 19.5.47)
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Source Number : 3
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : (R Hansford Worth)
Page(s) : 299-300
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Vol(s) : 78, 1946
Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 04-SEP-79
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 PN 14-JUL-1993
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Source Number : 5a
Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : Stone Rows of Dartmoor, RN Worth
Page(s) : 301
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Vol(s) : 26, 1894
Source Number : 5b
Source : Devon Archaeological Society Proceedings
Source details : Dartmoor Barrows, LV Grinsell
Page(s) : 143
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Vol(s) : 36, 1978
Source Number : 8
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Fletcher MJ. 04 Feb 2004. EH Field Investigation
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Source : Field report on SX 69 SW 29 - 14-JUL-1993
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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 : Documentary Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX69SW-064
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX68NW-007
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 69 SW 29
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 69 SW 29
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1979-09-04
End Date : 1979-09-04
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION SX 69 SW 29
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1993-07-14
End Date : 1993-07-14
Associated Activities : Primary, NORTH DARTMOOR MILITARY RANGE ENGLISH HERITAGE PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2003-10-14
End Date : 2004-07-31