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HER Number:MDV28499
Name:Boundary stone standing within an enclosure attached to reave on Walkhampton Common

Summary

Boundary stone standing within an enclosure attached to the reave. The boundary stone measures 1.3 metres high by 0.84 metres wide and 0.33 metres thick at the base tapering to a point at the top. Survey in 2007 recorded the stone, which has clearly be set in this position but its origin and function remain obscure.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 560 712
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 SE 95
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/279
  • Old SAM Ref: 34425(P)
  • Pastscape: 440297

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BOUNDARY STONE? (Built, Early Neolithic to Post Medieval - 4000 BC? to 1750 AD? (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX57SE95 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV251825.

(Visited 4/8/1980) At SX 56017128, on a south-west slope and within a small prehistoric enclosure (SX 57 SE 94) that adjoins a reave (SX 57 SE 79)there is an upright stone. It is 1.25 metres long, 0.55 metres wide, 1.3 metres high, and is well trigged around the base. It is possibly a prehistoric standing stone but may also be a much later marker since there are at least three similar stones in a line towards Ingra Tor set out at wide intervals as if to mark a boundary. Another stone occurs 150 metres to the north-east.
Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD.


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

Stone was not recorded in Royal Commission aerial photograph project in 1985.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152605, 21/3/2000 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Boundary stone at SX56007128 standing within an enclosure attached to the Great Western Reave on Walkhampton Common. Boundary stone standing within an enclosure attached to the reave. The boundary stone measures 1.3 metres high by 0.84 metres wide and 0.33 metres thick at the base tapering to a point at the top. Erosion on the south side has exposed the packing stones. Erosion is however, not currently a problem. Grass around cover.


National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape (Website). SDV362732.

The upright stone has clearly be set in this position but its origin and function remain obscure. Recorded at 1:2500 scale (citing Fletcher, M. J., 11/05/2007, English Heritage Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV251825Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX57SE95. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152605, 21/3/2000. [Mapped feature: #15753 ]
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.
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV62024Related to: ENCLOSURE in the Parish of Walkhampton (Monument)
MDV15036Related to: Great Western Reave (southern section), Walkhampton Common (Monument)
MDV62021Related to: Hut in settlement along the Great Western Reave, Walkhampton Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 23 2019 9:24AM