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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: SX57SE95
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 440297
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/279
  • Old SAM Ref: 34425(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STANDING STONE (Built, Bronze Age - 2200 BC (Between) to 701 BC (Between))
  • BOUNDARY STONE? (Built, Post Medieval - 1540 AD? (Between) 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.

Fletcher, M. J., 2007-2008, Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project (Report - Survey). SDV359195.

(11/05/2007) The upright stone has clearly be set in this position but its origin and function remain obscure. Recorded at 1:2500 scale.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 09/04/2019. SX 56004 71285. Much livestock damage around it and will need attention before it falls over. Photo taken

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 09/04/2019. Photo taken showing livestock damage. Looking SE to NW

Radcliffe, B., 2021, Field visit to sites on Walkhampton Common (Correspondence). SDV364264.

(23/03/2021) Site visit failed to locate any of the three stones referred to by the Ordnance Survey (1980), despite good weather and a wide field of view, no such stones were located between this example and Ingra Tor.

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.
SDV359195Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. J.. 2007-2008. Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project. English Heritage. Unknown.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

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)
MDV130482Related to: Stone on Walkhampton Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8351 - Walkhampton Premier Archaeological Landscape; Field Investigation Project

Date Last Edited:Oct 8 2021 4:40PM