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Monument Number 444981

Hob Uid: 444981
Location :
Devon
Teignbridge
Manaton
Grid Ref : SX7662079280
Summary : A Bronze Age stone row, the remains of a cairn and the site of a cairn.
More information : Trendlebere Down, Black Hill, Manaton. A stone row 100
ft. to the north of the Haytor-Manaton road.
"Probably a double row, much robbed, and many of the stones
fallen; but there is still one undoubted pair of set stones
which stand 3 ft. 1 in. apart..... Starts at the S. end with a
ruined cairn some 50 ft. in diameter, but now reduced to a ring
cairn. Terminates to the north in another ruined cairn also
reduced to a ring. At this end there is a mound which looks
like an independent cairn, its centre 50 ft. to the W. of the
line of the row. But this is more probably a remnant of the row
cairn, turned back by the roadmen, who have despoiled both
terminal cairns. The distance between the centres ... is 412
ft."

There are now [1946] sixteen stones remaining, seven upright
and nine fallen. The fallen stones vary in length between 3'4"
and 4'6"; the upright ones between 6" and 2'4". (1)

The cairn at the southern end of the row is centred at SX 7662
7923. Its perimeter can be traced on the ground but only a
grass covered crescent of stones survives in the eastern half.

18 stones of the stone row can be identified of which 9 are
fallen and 9 upright. Their measurements conform to those given
by Hansford Worth. The row extends from SX 7662 7924 to SX 7663
7934.

The site of the cairn which existed to the north of the row
cannot be identified with accuracy. The topsoil has been
stripped in its area exposing scattered subsurface stone.

A 25" survey has been made. Ground photographs: see AO/53/69/7
and AO/53/69/8. (2)

(SX 76627923) Cairn (NR)

(SX 76627924 to SX 76637934 Stone Row (NR) (3)

The row is about 100 feet longer than recorded by Worth (1) and contains at least eight more stones. (4-5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Dartmoor (1953), p.227. (R. Handsford Worth).
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 19-APR-60
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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 : Devon AEs Newsletter 4 June 1963 5 (Mrs D Woolner)
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : APs (541/540 3135-6 1 6 50)
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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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Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 77 NE 2
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 77 NE 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1960-04-19
End Date : 1960-04-19