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HER Number:MDV12421
Name:Stone Circle to north of Stalldown Stone Row, Cornwood

Summary

Stone circle 240 metres north of the Stalldown stone row, comprising ten earth-fast stones. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 632 627
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric stone circle on Stalldown Barrow, 240 metres north of the Stalldown stone row, comprising ten earth-fast stones

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/131
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STONE CIRCLE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX66SW74 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV175482.

A possible stone circle found during fieldwork. Ten stones form an approximate circle 12.0 metres in diameter. All seem earth-fast and protrude 0.1 metres to 0.4 meters above the surface. Surface stone is sparse in the area. Precise nature of the feature is uncertain.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1984, Stone circle north of Stalldon stone row (Worksheet). SDV175484.

(Site visited 26/6/1984 by Greeves, T. and Robinson, R.) Stone circle confirmed, and identification agreed, 238 metres from most northerly upright stone of the Stalldown stone row, virtually due north of it (though there are two fallen stones north of the upright stone).

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on Royal Air Force 1946 aerial photographs.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Circle is visible on the 2010 aerial photograph.

Newman, P., 2018, Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet) (Cartographic). SDV361913.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Appendix 1 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

An irregular circuit of small, earthfast stones 200 metres to the north of the Stall Down stone row, may represent the remains of an alleged stone circle, which was recorded 64 metres to the northwest of this location, though it is not circular. The internal distance across the stones is 11.5 metres maximum with a minimum of 9 metres. None of the stones exceed 0.4 metres in height

Sources / Further Reading

SDV175482Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX66SW74. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV175484Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1984. Stone circle north of Stalldon stone row. Worksheet. Digital.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #117224 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV123436Related to: Cairn north of Stalldown Barrow (Monument)
MDV4277Related to: Stone row on Stalldown (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Sep 27 2019 10:19AM