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HER Number:MDV54555


A group of four edge set stones standing up to 1m high, situated to the southeast of the cairn, represent the remains of a stone alignment.


Grid Reference:SX 653 810
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/84/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 34498.01

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

NMR, SX68SE125 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV276498.

RCHME, Untitled Source (Unknown). SDV276495.

46 ft south of the cairn are 2 standing stones, 2.5 feet high, their broad planes facing the cairn. These, and 2 others in line, suggest the remains of a stone row, destroyed for materials for an ancient hedge. If a row, it does not point to the centre of the cairn (citing TDA and Greeves + Robinson).

Probert, S. A. J., 1989, RCHME Field Investigation (Report - Survey). SDV234023.

Greeves and Robinson interpret the stones as the S end of the Stannon Row, perhaps because of their exceptional size. On their survey stones are depicted as an intermittent double row extending N from here to the newtake boundary. These cannot now be recognised and consequently there is a gap of 390m. It is reasonably certain that at least the 2 uprights fall within a prehistoric context but, as currently visible, their purpose seems conjectural.

RCHME, 1989, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV276496.

SX65348108. Three of Burnard's 4 stones are visible. Two approximately 2m N of a reave are upright slabs, 0.8m and 1m high, and about 0.6m wide and 0.15m thick. They are 0.6m apart, the W one aligned E-W and that to the E aligned more NE-SW. The third stone, to the N of the W one, aligned N-S, is only 0.2m high.

English Heritage, 2004, Untitled Source (Schedule Document). SDV320500.

A group of four edge set stones standing up to 1m high, situated to the southeast of the cairn, represent the remains of a stone alignment.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV234023Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 1989. RCHME Field Investigation. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown.
SDV276495Unknown: RCHME.
SDV276496Site Visit: RCHME. 1989.
SDV276498National Monuments Record Database: NMR. SX68SE125.
SDV320500Schedule Document: English Heritage. 2004.

Associated Monuments

MDV6657Part of: CAIRN in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV729 - Unnamed Event

Date Last Edited:Nov 11 2015 9:41AM