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Monument Number 619153

Hob Uid: 619153
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX5947907522
Summary : Mortar stone of uncertain date incorporated into the eastern boundary wall of Long Plantation. It was formerly, erroneously, recorded as a cup-marked stone.
More information : Cup marked stone at Holmingbeam, SX 59497525. An undressed granite block built into a wall and painted with the number '81'. The exposed face of the stone measures 0.80m by 0.53m and fourteen small smoothly worn hollows, apparently in three groups. (1)

This granite block, built into the stone wall which forms the eastern boundary of Long Plantation, appears to be a mortar stone, not a prehistoric cup marked stone. The granite block measures 0.7m wide by 0.5m high; its thickness cannot be measured. There are approximately 12 circular depressions on its eastern face. These measure between 0.075 and 0.1m in diameter and up to 0.05m in depth. There are two rows of three depressions; the others are arranged at random. The mortar stone itself appears to be part of a relatively recent wall repair and is upsidedown to its previous position. Its original location is unknown. The figure 18 is painted on its eastern face, suggesting a previous use by the military or the prison authorities. (2)

The stone is erroneously included in a gazetteer of prehistoric rock art of Great Britain. (3)

No change. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Proc Devon Archaeol Soc 39 1981 29-30 (TAP Greeves)
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RILEY HM 18-AUG-1994 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Morris RWB 1989 The prehistoric rock art of Great Britain
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Probert SAJ 22-AUG-2002 EH Field Investigation
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Source : SX 57 NE/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 : Cup Marked Stone
Evidence : Find, Conjectural Evidence
Monument Period Name : Early Medieval, Medieval
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Monument Type : Findspot
Evidence : Find

Components and Objects:
Period : Early Medieval, Medieval
Component Monument Type : Findspot
Object Type : MORTAR (VESSEL)
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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX57NE51
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 57 NE 64
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : DARTMOOR ROYAL FOREST PROJECT
Activity type : FIELD SURVEY
Start Date : 1993-06-01
End Date : 1996-06-01