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Monument Number 917480

Hob Uid: 917480
Location :
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6533081090
Summary : Standing stones, possibly a stone row.
More information : Forty-six feet S. of the cairn (SX 68 SE 23) are two standing stones, two and a half feet high, their broad planes facing the monument. These, and two others in line, suggest the remains of a stone row, destroyed for materials for an ancient hedge. If a row, it does not point to the centre of the cairn. (1-2)

SX 6534 8108. Three of Burnard's four stones are visible. Two approximately 2m. N. of a reave are upright slabs, 0.8m and 1m. high, and about 0.6m wide and 0.15m. thick. They are 0.6m. apart, the western one aligned E. to W. and that to the E. aligned more NE. to SW. The third stone, to the N. of the western one, aligned N. to S., is only 0.2m. high.
Greeves and Robinson (auth 2) interpret the stones as the S. end of the Stannon Row (SX 68 SE 22), perhaps because of their exceptional size. On their survey stones are depicted as an intermittent double row extending northwards from here to the newtake boundary. These cannot now be recognised and consequently there is a gap of 390m.
It is reasonably certain that at least the two uprights fall within a prehistoric context but, as currently visible, their purpose seems conjectural. (3)

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Source Number : 1
Source details : Trans. Devon Assoc 28/1896/84-86. (Burnard. R).
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Source Number : 2
Source details : Greeves, T.A.P and Robinson R. Devon S.M.R. Stone row survey.
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 SAJP 05-FEB-1989
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Prehistoric, Roman
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Monument Type : Standing Stone, Stone Alignment
Evidence : Natural Feature

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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 34498
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 68 SE 125
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Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: DUCHY FARMS PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1987-01-01
End Date : 1993-12-31