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HER Number:MDV53397
Name:Short stone row south of standing stone, Merrivale


Short stone alignment in close proximity to a cairn and standing stone at Merrivale. Within the guardianship area managed by Dartmoor National Park Authority.


Grid Reference:SX 553 745
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/24/4
  • Old SAM County Ref: 334
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 12/01/1996
  • Old SAM Ref: 24194

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Rowe, S., 1896, A Perambulation of the Forest of Dartmoor, 208 (Monograph). SDV249697.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX57SE9 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV231218.

Between 1.5 and 4.5 meters west of the standing stone are three small stones, all equidistant, earthfast and at ground level.

Gerrard, S., 1994, 133479 (Site Visit). SDV231311.

Alignment in close proximity to a cairn and standing stone. Includes a row of four stones leading south for 6.5 meters from a point between the standing stone (PRN 53395) and cairn (PRN 3759). This may be the same alignment described by Rowe as including five stones.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 28 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Stone row 4 consists of three small stone slabs aligned towards a square-shaped block near the base of the standing stone. Five stones were recorded in 1895 but there appears to have been some damage in this area since.

Probert, S. A. J., 2000, The Merrivale Guardianship Area, Walkhampton, Devon, 4 (Report - Survey). SDV344969.

Dartmoor National Park + English Heritage, 2004, Merrivale: An Archaeological Landscape (Leaflet). SDV320201.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 28.
SDV231218Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX57SE9. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV231311Site Visit: Gerrard, S.. 1994. 133479. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset..
SDV249697Monograph: Rowe, S.. 1896. A Perambulation of the Forest of Dartmoor. Perambulation of the Forest of Dartmoor. Unknown. 208.
SDV320201Leaflet: Dartmoor National Park + English Heritage. 2004. Merrivale: An Archaeological Landscape. A5 Stapled.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #94639 ]
SDV344969Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2000. The Merrivale Guardianship Area, Walkhampton, Devon. English Heritage. 1247982. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 4.

Associated Monuments

MDV53396Related to: Fallen standing stone, Merrivale (Monument)
MDV53398Related to: Possible stone row near standing stone, Merrivale (Monument)
MDV3759Related to: Small Cairn near Standing Stone, Merrivale (Monument)
MDV53395Related to: Standing stone, Merrivale (Monument)
MDV4998Related to: Stone circle, Merrivale (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4830 - Survey of guardianship area, Merrivale

Date Last Edited:Oct 8 2010 3:41PM