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HER Number:MDV5104
Name:Same as 4309?

Summary

Stallmoor and greenhill stone row. Has a barrow with a retaining circle at the southern end, on the bank of the river erme. The circle has about 20 stones still standing out of about 26; the interior appears raised due to peat cutting on the exterior. The row is in part double, part single. It has a general northerly direction, but is very irregular in alignment. It is thought to be the longest stone row to exist anywhere. It terminates in a small barrow on greenhill. One cairn is associated with the row, about 520m from the stallmoor circle. Gaps in the row are not caused by sinkage or removal of stones, but because they are covered by peat. The whole monument has suffered little from robbing, the circle on stallmoor being unusually perfect. The stones of the row vary in size from point to point, according to local supply available, but there are no really large stones. The largest is in stallmoor circle, 1.6m high (ancient monuments).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 638 661
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/27
  • Old SAM County Ref: 403

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV151416.

Stallmoor and greenhill stone row. Has a barrow with a retaining circle at the southern end, on the bank of the river erme. The circle has about 20 stones still standing out of about 26; the interior appears raised due to peat cutting on the exterior. The row is in part double, part single. It has a general northerly direction, but is very irregular in alignment. It is thought to be the longest stone row to exist anywhere. It terminates in a small barrow on greenhill. One cairn is associated with the row, about 520m from the stallmoor circle. Gaps in the row are not caused by sinkage or removal of stones, but because they are covered by peat. The whole monument has suffered little from robbing, the circle on stallmoor being unusually perfect. The stones of the row vary in size from point to point, according to local supply available, but there are no really large stones. The largest is in stallmoor circle, 1.6m high (ancient monuments).


WORTH, 1946, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV151417.

Vis=21/7/1976 (hankin) the long stone row from stall moor to green hill passes through harford parish when it crosses the erme at sx63706570 below erme pound, and runs almost due north following the 388.5m contour at brown heath. The stone row leaves harford parish at redlake sx63706620, length of c.500m. The ground is usually very wet and marshy. This part of the row has survived only in patches - several stones in line, then a long gap before others appear. At red lake most of the stones have been removed in an area worked by tinners. Row no.1 (worth, 1946).


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV151421.

Vis=visible and recorded between sx63576508 and sx63646667 but not seen with certainty north of this point. Nmr and raf photographs used (rchm app 1985).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV151424.

Osa=sx66nw20/plan,photograph.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV151425.

Worth, r. H. /tda/73(1941)286/the stone rows of dartmoor.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV151426.

Des=parish checklist/harford.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV151427.

Crossing, w. /guide to dartmoor/(1912)403-404.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV151428.

Worth, r. H. /dartmoor/(1967)203-205.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV151429.

Rowe, s. /a perambulation of dartmoor/(1896)31,412.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV151430.

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


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV151431.

Worth, r. H. /tda/78(1946)286-287/the stone rows of dartmoor, part 1.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV151432.

Worth, r. H. /tda/38(1906)535-537 map/the stone rows of dartmoor.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV151433.

Brailsford, j. W. /antiquity/12(1938)445-447/bronze age stone monuments of dartmoor.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV151434.

Worth, r. H. /dcnq/4,pt.1(1906-1907)11-12/long stone row on erme.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV151435.

Aph=nmr sx6468/1.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV151436.

Aph=raf cpe uk 1890/4278(10/12/1946).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV151437.

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


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV151438.

Des=hazell, e. /(16/1/2002)/the decoding of stall moor circle row/email in pf.


HAZELL, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV154022.

Stone row extending for c.2.5 miles from stall moor stone circle to green hill cairn through the parishes of cornwood, harford + lydford (hazell).


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

Vis=23/4/1979 (os) supposed extension to cater's beam recorded by falcon could not be identified. Stone circle at s end is as planned by worth.


WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6808.

Vis=est=-/-/1906 (worth) surveyed by worth and the ordnance survey.


Ordnance Survey, 1907, 135 NE (Cartographic). SDV164582.

Stone row follows an irregular course between its extremities which are not intervisible, and for the most part along it neither end can be seen. Generally the size of the stones and the condition of the row deteriorates as it goes n; perhaps a reflection of the availability of material, but to some extent resulting from depredations by turf cutters (rchme, citing os).


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

As above (nvq).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV138543Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX65NE71. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV151416Migrated Record: Ancient Monuments.
SDV151417Report - Survey: WORTH, 1946.
SDV151421Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV151424Migrated Record:
SDV151425Migrated Record:
SDV151426Migrated Record:
SDV151427Migrated Record:
SDV151428Migrated Record:
SDV151429Migrated Record:
SDV151430Migrated Record:
SDV151431Migrated Record:
SDV151432Migrated Record:
SDV151433Migrated Record:
SDV151434Migrated Record:
SDV151435Aerial Photograph:
SDV151436Aerial Photograph:
SDV151437Migrated Record:
SDV151438Migrated Record:
SDV154022Migrated Record: HAZELL.
SDV164582Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1907. 135 NE. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV6808Migrated Record: WORTH.

Associated Monuments

MDV4309Related to: Stall Moor long stone row (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 11 2015 9:28AM