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HER Number:MDV2883
Name:Fallen standing stone east of Hangershell Rock

Summary

Probable fallen standing stone east of Hangershell Rock, Ugborough. One of up to three stones lying in a direct line which are thought to have once all been standing at this location.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 659 593
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 441154
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/4/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 10549

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STANDING STONE (Early Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1940, The Dartmoor Menhirs, 193 (Article in Serial). SDV231163.


Worth, R. H., 1967, Worth's Dartmoor, 267 (Monograph). SDV337618.

Two possible menhirs east of Hangershell Rock, entirely isolated on a grass moor, where there are very few surface stones. These stones do not have the appearance of surface boulders and might have been brought here from Hangershell. Description of the stones and dimensions given.


Davidson, C. + Seabrook, R., 1973, Stone Rings on south-east Dartmoor, 29 (Article in Serial). SDV345864.

Three stones on Hangershell Down lie in a straight line suggesting that they are fallen menhirs.


Gaskell-Brown, C. + Hankin, C., 1975 - 1978, Ugborough Parish Checklist (Worksheet). SDV161354.

One of two large granite blocks situated some 460-510 meters east of Hangershell Rocks. May be fallen standing stones or stones brought to the site but never erected. This eastern stone lies 55 meters from the other and is block or pillar shaped. 5.65 meters long, 0.7 meters at its widest and 0.5-0.6 meters deep. The sides of this stone have the appearance of being worked. Possible third stone between the two main stones described.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on existing National Monuments Record aerial photograph, January 1985


English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

These two recumbent stones east of Hangershell Rock are considered to be part of a stone alignment, which may not have been completed, the two megaliths are 55 meters apart, with traces of smaller stones between them. The western stone is 6.4 meters long and has a maximum width of 1.93 meters and a thickness of 0.76 meters; the eastern stone is 5.4 meters long and has a maximum width of 0.7 meters and a thickness of 0.5 meters. They lie in an area of grassland largely devoid of stone, and are orientated east/west towards the Butterdon stone alignment 250 meters to the west (description 1991). Other details: SAM UID: 10549.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Worksheet: Gaskell-Brown, C. + Hankin, C.. 1975 - 1978. Ugborough Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. Digital.
  • Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1940. The Dartmoor Menhirs. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 72. 193.
  • Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
  • Monograph: Worth, R. H.. 1967. Worth's Dartmoor. Worth's Dartmoor. A5 Hardback. 267.
  • Article in Serial: Davidson, C. + Seabrook, R.. 1973. Stone Rings on south-east Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 31. Paperback Volume. 29.
  • National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV2888Related to: Fallen standing stone east of Hangershell Rock (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 2 2015 9:13AM