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HER Number:MDV14778
Name:Standing stone at the end of stone row, Drizzlecombe

Summary

Stone marking the south-western end of the westernmost row in the Drizzlecombe group (Worth's Row 17/Row A). Discovered recumbent by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee (measured as 3.78m long), it was re-erected in July 1893 following an excavation to locate the socket hole. Measures 1.8m by 0.4m and stands 3.2m high (1979 visit).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 590 668
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 46
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/277/2
  • Old SAM County Ref: 462
  • Old SAM Ref: 24104
  • Pastscape: 438629

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STANDING STONE (Constructed, Early Neolithic to XIX - 4000 BC to 1893 AD (Between))

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1946, The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1, 293 (Article in Serial). SDV251172.

Drizzlecombe group. Menhir at south-west end of Row A. Measures 3.78m long as fallen, 3.15m as erected.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX56NE46, Standing stone. (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV272651.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX56NE46 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV363472.

(01/02/1979) Standing stone at the south-west end of the double stone row measures 1.8 m by 0.4 m and is 3.2 m high. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD and at 1:2500 for AO Records.

National Monuments Record, 1983, SF2134, 79 (Aerial Photograph). SDV231262.

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

Recorded in project.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133413 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(12/03/1993) When originally surveyed by Worth, the blocking stone was recumbent, however, as a result of the interest generated by his survey, the stone was re-erected in July 1893, following a small scale excavation by Baring-Gould and others to locate the original socket hole.

Devon Archaeological Society, 1995, The Drizzlecombe Stone Rows (Leaflet). SDV272662.

Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S., 1999, Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor areas in the Plym Valley, West Devon (Report - Survey). SDV346268.

Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J., 2002, Plym Valley survey (Report - Survey). SDV350782.

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

Clearly visible on the aerial photograph in position at the south-western end of the row.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV231262Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1983. SF2134. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 79.
SDV251172Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1946. The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 78. A5 Hardback. 293.
SDV272651Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX56NE46. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. Standing stone..
SDV272662Leaflet: Devon Archaeological Society. 1995. The Drizzlecombe Stone Rows. Field Guide. 11. Leaflet.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133413.
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.
SDV346268Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S.. 1999. Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor areas in the Plym Valley, West Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #6074 ]
SDV363472Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX56NE46. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments

MDV3377Related to: Standing stone at Drizzlecombe (Monument)
MDV28526Related to: STANDING STONE in the Parish of Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV14777Related to: Stone Row, Drizzlecombe (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey
  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor

Date Last Edited:Feb 3 2020 10:35AM