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HER Number:MDV28589
Name:Double stone row to the west of Black Tor, South Brent

Summary

Remains of a double stone row to the west of Black Tor with two associated cairns

Location

Grid Reference:SX 677 634
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE73
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/502
  • Pastscape: 441986

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Beckerlegge, J. J., 1933, Second Report of the Plymouth and District Branch, 186 (Article in Serial). SDV178244.

A stone row and two barrows that had previously been unrecorded were found by Worth on Black Tor.

Masson Phillips, E. N., 1963, Stone Row at Black Tor, 1 (Article in Serial). SDV143277.

A stone row running north-west to south-east seen on the plateau west of Black Tor is not the same as that found in 1932 by Worth which was aligned east to west.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 168 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Site visited on 3rd September 1975. At SX67736347 a mutilated cairn, diameter 7 metres, height 0.6 metres, remains of stone row descend to south-east. Four paces south-south-west at SX67726345 cairn, diameter 3.5m, height 0.2m.

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

Not recorded.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 158, Map 57, Figure 57.25 (Monograph). SDV337765.

'Black Tor stone rows'. Remnants of a double stone row to the west of Black Tor descend from a cairn on Zeal Hill. Except for a slab 0.3 metres high and 11 metres from the edge of the cairn the remainder of the 22 visible stones barely show above the turf, not all of them easy to distinguish from natural surface blocks. The rows are orientated along the ridge for 56 metres. With so few stones in position the intervals between the stones and between the rows is uncertain but would seem to be about 2.0 metres between stones and 2.2 metres between the rows.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441986, SX66SE73 (Website). SDV363416.

Field Investigation on 1st July 1977. This alignment could not be found.

Quinnell, N. V., 22/03/1995, Stone Rows (Personal Comment). SDV215687.

Black Tor 2. Not confirmed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV143277Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1963. Stone Row at Black Tor. Devon Archaeological Society Newsletter. 1.
SDV178244Article in Serial: Beckerlegge, J. J.. 1933. Second Report of the Plymouth and District Branch. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 65. Unknown. 186.
SDV215687Personal Comment: Quinnell, N. V.. 22/03/1995. Stone Rows.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 168.
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.
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. 158, Map 57, Figure 57.25. [Mapped feature: #128767 ]
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441986, SX66SE73.

Associated Monuments

MDV5778Related to: Cairn at north end of stone row west of Black Tor, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129983Related to: Cairn north-west of stone row on Zeal Hill, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129984Related to: Cairn north-west of stone row on Zeal Hill, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129982Related to: Cairn to north-west of the end of stone row west of Black Tor, South Brent (Monument)
MDV5799Related to: Enclosed settlement south of Black Tor, South Brent (Monument)
MDV19900Related to: Enclosure 170 meters south-west of Black Tor, South Brent (Monument)
MDV25737Related to: Reave on Black Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 13 2021 11:41AM