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HER Number:MDV13022
Name:Two standing stones to the east of Kennon Hill, Throwleigh


Megalithic granite stone of 1.3 metres high by 1 metre wide and 0.3 metres thick may possibly be the remains of a burial chamber. Two 'Standing Stones' are shown on modern mapping.


Grid Reference:SX 651 897
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishThrowleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTHROWLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Bronze Age landscape comprising the earthworks and walling of a field system on the east bank of Cheriton Combe linked to a parallel reave system on Throwleigh Common with a south-west contour reave with numerous enclosures, cairns and hut circles

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68NE72
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 443675
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/97
  • Old SAM Ref: 28694

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CHAMBERED CAIRN? (Constructed, Neolithic - 4000 BC (Between) to 2201 BC (Between))
  • STANDING STONE (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC (Between) to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SX68NE72 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV256066.

(27/06/1978) SX 65158975. A large granite slab 1.3m high, 1.0m wide and 0.3m thick, leaning at about 35o to the north and supported on its underside by a centrally placed upright pointed stone; it is set into a ? natural mound. The feature although extensively mutilated, has a man-made appearance and may possibly represent the remains of a burial chamber. (See SX 68 NE 73).
Discovered during field investigation. See photograph.
Surveyed at 1:2500 on AM.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015 onwards, 2015 onward Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV362959.

The western of the two stones shown on the modern mapping is visible on the aerial photograph.

Ordnance Survey, 2023, Mastermap 2023 (Cartographic). SDV365227.

Two 'Standing Stones' are depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV256066Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SX68NE72. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV362959Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015 onwards. 2015 onward Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV365227Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2023. Mastermap 2023. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #140753 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV13012Related to: Unenclosed hut circle settlement north-west of Forder Brook, Throwleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 21 2023 4:01PM