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HER Number:MDV129985
Name:Longstone at west end of Holne Moor triple stone rows, Holne


Longstone at west end of triple stone row on Holne Moor with a smaller blocking stone to the south visible on aerial photograph


Grid Reference:SX 674 710
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67SE72
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/139
  • Old SAM Ref: 22368
  • Pastscape: 443069

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STANDING STONE (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Taylor, I., 1987, Triple stone row on Holne Moor (Personal Comment). SDV153227.

Telephone call on 24th July 1987. At western end a triangular blocking stone flanked by two recumbent stones.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 193, Map 60, Figure 60.14.1 (Monograph). SDV337765.

'Longstone' at west end of 'Holne Moor triple stone rows' is a fallen pillar of 3.4 metres long. It is flanked by a shorter pillar 1.7 metres long facing the south row and probably another on the north side which has disappeared though its site is marked by a depression in the ground.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Fallen pillar at west end of rows visible on aerial photograph with another smaller one to the south.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 443069, SX67SE72 (Website). SDV363416.

Field Investigation on 13th July 1977. Immediately to the west of the rows are two prone slabs which may have been standing stones. One is 0.5 metres by 0.3 metres and 3.5 metres long, the other 0.8 metres by 0.3 metres and 2.0 metres long.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1020487 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

The monument, which falls into four seperate areas of protection, includes a stone alignment.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV153227Personal Comment: Taylor, I.. 1987. Triple stone row on Holne Moor.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 193, Map 60, Figure 60.14.1.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 443069, SX67SE72.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1020487.

Associated Monuments

MDV12983Part of: Holne Moor triple stone rows, Holne (Monument)
MDV27685Related to: Dartmeet parallel reave system on Holne Moor (Monument)
MDV15078Related to: Venford Reave, Holne and Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 14 2021 12:08PM