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HER Number:MDV4640
Name:Unlikely stone row west of Arms Tor


Unconfirmed reports of a stone row.


Grid Reference:SX 536 863
Map Sheet:SX58NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLands common to the Parishes of Bridestowe and Sourton
DistrictWest Devon

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NW/9/6/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STONE ALIGNMENT? (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2201 BC (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148.

23/10/1950 (os) there is a large upright stone, standing in part of a hut circle which is described in osa sx58nw15. But as far as it could be determined it had no connection, nor formed any part of a stone row. There are many stones in this area, and many of the taller ones which have fallen bear tool marks of the mason and show signs of having been disturbed.

NMR, CITING OS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV234726.

No stone row exists in the area, though earth-set stones occur as fragments of former fields associated with the settlement and there is evidence of stone cutting and clearance (nmr, citing os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV234728.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV234729.

Worth, r. H. /tda/27(1895)437-438/the stone rows of dartmoor, part 4.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV234730.

Des=nvq/pers comm/(22/3/1995)/notes in smr. Doubtful site. Not dealt with by os in 1970's (nvq).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=15/10/1974 (os) worth's standing stone is almost certainly the boundary stone published at sx53628630. This is 1.7m high, trimmed to a squarish section and set into the ground by the entrance to a hut circle. It is not an antiquity.

WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6808.

Stone row. Est=-/-/1894 (worth) on the western slope of arms tor are the remains of several hut circles. In one of these there is still standing as part of a circle a menhir, which it is quite clear never formed part of an entrance. And more or less distinctly in line with this, down the hill to the nw, are scattered upright stones which may have formed part of a row. While there are other set stones on the slope which cannot be connected with any existing remains of habitation.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV148Migrated Record:
SDV234726Migrated Record: NMR, CITING OS.
SDV234728Migrated Record:
SDV234729Migrated Record:
SDV234730Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. OSA. Card Index.
SDV6808Migrated Record: WORTH.

Associated Monuments

MDV4633Related to: Hut circle settlement east of Nodden Gate (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2020 3:43PM