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HER Number:MDV4895
Name:Southern row of Harter group, Walkhampton Common

Summary

Row containing at least 16 stones at time of survey (1997), extending at 243 degrees for 56.4 metres from a cairn. Originally probably much longer. Maximum stone height is 0.86m, minimum is 0.08m and the average is 0.29m. Maximum distance between stone is 13.75m, minimum is 0.5m and average is 3.25m. Less impressive than northern row, but forms an integral part of the site.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 576 716
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWalkhampton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/51
  • Old SAM County Ref: 302
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 24106
  • Old SAM Ref: 22297

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

WORTH 1946, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV169075.

Southern row, harter group. A single stone row, 50.3m long, probably robbed, with cairn at e end. There are gaps in this row and the stones are comparatively few. This row has a kerb of large stones and a single row extending ssw. Cut through by a tin adit, condition otherwise good. Row no.23 (worth 1946).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219199.

Not visible on raf/nmr photos (rchm app 1985).

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV219201.

Vis=estimated -/-/1992 (ancient monuments) oriented nne-ssw.50.3m long. At least 17 uprights, average height 0.4m. The larger stones lie towards e end, which is denoted by cairn (see subsheet 1). Limited medieval/post-medieval tin-working damage. A 3m wide, 1.6m deep tin-prospecting trench crosses the site se-nw. Downslope is a post-medieval leat (am).

1906, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219202.

Stone rows shown on os 6" (1906) map (os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219205.

Osa=sx57se32.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219206.

Osa=sx57se34.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219207.

Worth, r. H. /tda/78(1946)295/the stone rows of dartmoor, pt.1.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219208.

Spence bate, c. /tda/4(1870)/prehistoric antiquities of dartmoor.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219209.

Rowe, s. /perambulations of dartmoor/(1848)205-6.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219210.

Worth, r. N. /tda/24(1892)396-8/the stone rows of dartmoor.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219211.

Emmett, d. D. /pdas/37(1979)111/stone rows: the traditional view reconsidered.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219212.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)174.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219213.

Des=.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219214.

Des=os 6"(1906)106se.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219215.

Des=nvq/pers comm/(22/3/1995)/notes in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV219218.

Des=mpp/152536.

WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6808.

Vis=estimated -/-/1891 (worth) only seventeen stones in place, two other breaks apart from the adit. The greater part of this row has probably disappeared.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX65NE71 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV138543.

Harter tor 1. As above (nvq).

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130686 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(01/08/1997) Single stone alignment 360m east-south-east of Black Tor at SX 5769 7167.

Gerrard, S., 1999, Hart Tor Stone Rows and Cairns, 9; fig 3 (Article in Serial). SDV360981.

Gerrard, S., 1999, Meavy Valley Archaeology. Interim Report for 1997, 22-3, figs 10-111 (Article in Serial). SDV225919.

Single stone row. Much less spectacular, but forms an integral part of the site. Row itself contains at least 16 stones, extending at 243 degrees for 56.4 metres from a cairn. Originally probably much longer. Maximum stone height is 0.86m, minimum is 0.08m and the average is 0.29m. Maximum distance between stone is 13.75m, minimum is 0.5m and average is 3.25m.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, WLK-96 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 01/12/2019. Overall condition good. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, WLK-96 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 065° showing grass with a little moss covering and quad bike track crossing row obliquely.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV138543Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX65NE71. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV169075Migrated Record: WORTH 1946.
SDV219199Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV219201Report - Survey: AM.
SDV219202Migrated Record: 1906.
SDV219205Migrated Record:
SDV219206Migrated Record:
SDV219207Migrated Record:
SDV219208Migrated Record:
SDV219209Migrated Record:
SDV219210Migrated Record:
SDV219211Migrated Record:
SDV219212Migrated Record:
SDV219213Migrated Record:
SDV219214Migrated Record:
SDV219215Migrated Record:
SDV219218Migrated Record:
SDV225919Article in Serial: Gerrard, S.. 1999. Meavy Valley Archaeology. Interim Report for 1997. Meavy Valley Archaeology. A4 Stapled + Digital. 22-3, figs 10-111.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130686.
SDV360981Article in Serial: Gerrard, S.. 1999. Hart Tor Stone Rows and Cairns. Meavy Valley Archaeology. 9. Paperback Volume. 9; fig 3.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-96.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-96.
SDV6808Migrated Record: WORTH.

Associated Monuments

MDV4896Related to: Northern row of Harter group, Walkhampton Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7517 - Survey of Har Tor tin works
  • EDV7526 - Survey of Har Tor Stone Rows and Cairns

Date Last Edited:Dec 12 2019 10:07AM