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HER Number:MDV5197
Name:Harbourne Head Standing Stone, Dean Prior

Summary

Harbourne Head standing stone is a thin triangular slab 2.4 metres high

Location

Grid Reference:SX 696 650
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Harbournehead Standing Stone. Menhir 150 metres west of the head of the Harbourne stream.

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66NE42
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/23
  • Pastscape: 441478
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STANDING STONE (Constructed, Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1940, The Dartmoor Menhirs, 192 (Article in Serial). SDV231163.

Harbourne Head menhir. The menhir stands 150 meters to the west of the head of Harbourne Stream. It has a triangular profile. The stone leans considerably to the west. Other details: Plate 3, figure 2-3.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 159, Map 57 (Monograph). SDV337765.

'Harbourne Head standing stone'. The pillar is a thin triangular slab 2.4 metres high and tilting slightly downhill and is a prominent object on the skyline from the south-west. There seems no reason to doubt its prehistoric ancestry.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

'Standing Stone' shown on modern mapping.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441478, SX66NE42 (Website). SDV363416.

Field Investigation on 6th June 1951. A slab of moorland granite leaning about 10 degrees out of the vertical, standing in a slight depression probably worn by cattle using it as a rubbing post. It is 2.4 metres in length and 1.0 metres by 0.3 metres with its base tapering to 0.3 metres by 0.15 metres.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV231163Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1940. The Dartmoor Menhirs. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 72. 192.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 159, Map 57.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #94143 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441478, SX66NE42.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 13 2021 12:18PM