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HER Number:MDV6003
Name:Stone row south of Laughter Tor

Summary

One of two alignments south of Laughter Tor. This eastern alignment is orientated from north-west to south east and includes a 164 meters long, double alignment of at least 23 upright stones, with an average height of 0.23 meters. The spacing of the stones is irregular and the distance between the rows is 1.7 meters. A small cairn with a tall standing stone built into its centre stands at the north-west end of this stone alignment.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 652 753
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/27
  • Old SAM County Ref: 802
  • Old SAM Ref: 34459

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Unknown, MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA (Migrated Record). SDV331.

Vis=est -/-/2002 (gerrard) double stone alignment 690m south west of laughter hole farm (mpp).


WORTH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV6808.

Vis=estimated -/-/1945 (worth) 23 stones remain varying in distance apart from 1 to 2m. The average height of the stones is 300 to 600mm. At the nw end is a standing stone. At the se end two of the stones are comparatively large; suggesting a possible barrow. Row no50.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230009.

Stone row s of laughter tor. A much robbed double row of stones.


Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV230012.

Vis=6/5/1970 (ancient monuments) remains of 2 stone rows to se of standing stone. Only 21 upright remain.


SE, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV230013.

Vis=17/7/1976 (grinsell) no trace of cairn claimed by worth at lower (se) end.


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV230015.

Vis=a very small part of this row is visible and only one row on nmr 1977 ap (rchm app 1985).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230019.

Worth, r. H. /tda/72(1940)197 pl.4/dartmoor menhirs.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230020.

Worth, r. H. /tda/78(1946)310/the stone rows of dartmoor, part 1.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230021.

Osa=sx67ne28.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230022.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)151.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230023.

Worth, r. H. /dartmoor/(1953)229.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230024.

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


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV230025.

Aph=nmr sx6575/1/365-385(18/5/1977).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230026.

Hemery, e. /high dartmoor/(1983)488.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230027.

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


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230028.

Des=sainsbury, i. S. /(1998)/duchy farms survey - brimpts farm/1:10000 plan.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230029.

Des=mpp/157098.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV230030.

Des=ancient monuments/(30/9/2003)/as above.


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

Vis=18/7/1952 (os) condition rather bad. The 3 se extremity stones are still standing but the remainder are only just visible above ground.


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

Vis=as above (nvq).


English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

The monument includes two double stone alignments, a cairn and standing stone situated on a south facing slope of Laughter Tor overlooking the valley of the East Dart River. The eastern alignment is orientated from north-west to south east and includes a 164 meters long, double alignment of at least 23 upright stones, with an average height of 0.23 meters. The spacing of the stones is irregular and the distance between the rows is 1.7 meters. A small cairn with a tall standing stone built into its centre stands at the north-west end of this stone alignment. The cairn measures 5.5 meters in diameter and 0.2 meters high, whilst the standing stone is 2.65 meters high, 0.7 meters wide by 0.52 meters thick. The standing stone was re-erected in 1893 and again in 1911. The cairn was excavated in 1903 by Robert Burnard who found considerable quantities of charcoal.
The second stone alignment (PRN 6002) lies to the south of the standing stone and is also orientated approximately north-west to south-east and includes a 10 meter long double row of at least ten upright stones with an average height of 0.05 meters. The spacing of the stones is irregular and the distance between the rows is 1.0 meter. (Amended 2003) Other details: SAM ID: 34459.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV138543Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX65NE71. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV230009Migrated Record:
SDV230012Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV230013Report - Survey: SE.
SDV230015Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV230019Migrated Record:
SDV230020Migrated Record:
SDV230021Migrated Record:
SDV230022Migrated Record:
SDV230023Migrated Record:
SDV230024Migrated Record:
SDV230025Aerial Photograph:
SDV230026Migrated Record:
SDV230027Migrated Record:
SDV230028Migrated Record:
SDV230029Migrated Record:
SDV230030Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website. [Mapped feature: #96518 ]
SDV6808Migrated Record: WORTH.

Associated Monuments

MDV66340Related to: Cairn 720 metres south-west of Laughter Hole Farm (Monument)
MDV66333Related to: Field system south-east of Laughter Tor (Monument)
MDV66342Related to: Field wall 710 metres south-west of Laughter Hole Farm (Monument)
MDV6002Related to: Stone row south of Laughter Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 11 2015 9:33AM