HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.


HER Number:MDV5571
Name:STANDING STONE in the Parish of Okehampton Hamlets

Summary

Prone monolith or longstone on the col between Fishcombe Water and a tributary of the Redaven brook to the east.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 567 908
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX59SE148
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1572248
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/33
  • Old SAM County Ref: 24163

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RECUMBENT STONE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV260331.

Des=greeves, t. /worksheet. Vis=5/4/1978 (greeves) SX56709085. Prone monolith or longstone on the col between Fishcombe Water ans a tributary of the Redaven brook to the east. At 3.0m long it is quite different in siza and shape to other stones in the vicinity. Could it be the original longstone which gave its name to this hill? It lies a little to the north and west of the main group of cairns (SX59SE121 ). Approximately 3m high (worksheet).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV260332.

Brailsford, j. W. /antiquity/12(1938)445,448/bronze age stone monuments of Dartmoor.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX59SE148 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV260334.

(05/09/1979) The prostrate weathered stone is on the broad ridge of Longstone Hill at circa 408m OD, set in a NE-SW direction. It is 2.6m long, 0.4m thick, and tapers in width from 0.85m at the SW end to 0.7m at the NE end. There is no visible evidence of any post-hole. It is the only stone of size on Longstone Hill and well be the source of the hill's name, whether prone or upright.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133363 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(09/02/1994) Recumbent stone 1.75m long, 0.8m wide, 0.45m thick.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 215 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 215.
SDV260331Migrated Record:
SDV260332Migrated Record:
SDV260334Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX59SE148. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133363.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7620 - Okehampton Artillary Range
  • EDV8291 - Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey
  • EDV7368 - Survey of the Willsworthy Training Area, Peter Tavy
  • EDV8679 - Okehampton Range: Management Survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 30 2021 3:26PM