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HER Number:MDV5136
Name:Harford stone row, Erme Valley


Harford stone row, erme valley. This is a double stone row, of small stones. Length of row approx 183m. The condition is fairly good, and this is an important group of monuments (ancient monuments).


Grid Reference:SX 640 652
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/51
  • Old SAM County Ref: 319

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

HANKIN, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV144143.

Vis=21/6/1976 (hankin) brown heath. A double stone row on the south slope of brown heath. The row begins at its south lower end at sx64096513 where it touches the wall of an enclosure, and is almost lost in the fallen stones of the wall. Running north the row is double for all its length the major row being that on the east side. The minor row has fewer stones and of smaller size.

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV154013.

Harford stone row, erme valley. This is a double stone row, of small stones. Length of row approx 183m. The condition is fairly good, and this is an important group of monuments (ancient monuments).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV154020.

Vis=visible and recorded (rchm app 1985).

HAZELL, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV154022.

'hook lake' double stone row extending to 183m with up to 280 stones (hazell).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV154023.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV154024.

Worth, r. H. /tda/78(1946)288/the stone rows of dartmoor, part 1.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV154025.

Worth, r. H. /tda/51(1919)79/38th barrow report.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV154026.

Worth, r. H. /tda/75(1943)288/the prehistoric pounds of dartmoor.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV154027.

Des=parish checklist/harford.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV154028.

Crossing, w. /guide to dartmoor/(1912)p397.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV154029.

Burl, a. /stone circles of the british isles, devon/(1975)344.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV154030.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV154031.

Bate, c. S. /tda/4 pt.2(1871)502/prehistoric antiquities of dartmoor.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV154032.

Des=robinson, r. /list of fmw visits(19/1/1983)in smr.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV154033.

Aph=nmr sx6465/1(22/4/1976).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV154034.

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

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV154035.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk 1890/4277-8/(10/12/1946).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV154036.

Davidson, c. J. + seabrook, r. A. G. /pdas/31(1973)28;fig 7.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV154037.

Des=hazell, e. /te decoding of hook lake double stone row - sx6465/(10/12/2001)/in pf.

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

Vis=5/5/1950 (os) the descriptions, observations and dimensions given by worth are accurate.

WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6808.

Vis=-/-/1946 (worth) the whole monument is of great interest. The row is double and has a circle at its northern end; but the row does not point to the true centre of the circle, the cairn does not occupy the true centre of the circle, and the kistvaen was not central in the cairn. On brown heath, near erme pound, there was formerly a kistvaen, which stood within a circle at the head of a stone row. Of late years the kistvaen has been so thoroughly ruined that it is now lost in the stones of the cairn. Unfortunately, no measurements were taken before the destruction was complete. Row no.4.

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

The row does not point exactly to the centre of the cairn, but to c.2m to the e. The e part of the row contains more stones than the w part, in which there are notable gaps. There are a few large stones, the largest being 1m high, measuring 1m by 0.7m, but most are relatively small, their average height being 0.5m (rchme, citing os).

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

Vis=as above (nvq).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV138543Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX65NE71. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV144143Report - Survey: HANKIN.
SDV154013Migrated Record: Ancient Monuments.
SDV154020Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV154022Migrated Record: HAZELL.
SDV154023Migrated Record:
SDV154024Migrated Record:
SDV154025Migrated Record:
SDV154026Migrated Record:
SDV154027Migrated Record:
SDV154028Migrated Record:
SDV154029Migrated Record:
SDV154030Migrated Record:
SDV154031Migrated Record:
SDV154032Migrated Record:
SDV154033Aerial Photograph:
SDV154034Migrated Record:
SDV154035Aerial Photograph:
SDV154036Migrated Record:
SDV154037Migrated Record:
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: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 11 2015 9:29AM