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HER Number:MDV61453
Name:Stone row 250 metres west-north-west of Horn's Cross

Summary

Stone alignment associated with two cairns. So few stones survive the exact form and extent of the rows is impossible to determine but there may have been as many as three parallel rows approximately 1.0 metre apart (1997 survey). Overlying or abutting the east row at SX 6672 7109 is a low turf covered mound 3.0 metes in diameter and 0.4 metres high. It is not clear whether this feature forms part of the monument or if it is associated with the shallow turf cuttings to the east.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 667 710
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 60
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/137/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 28770.05
  • Pastscape: 443031

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX67SE60 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV153301.

(14/07/1977) SX 6674 7107 There is a possible stone row to the west of the cairn consisting of 6 stones, one recumbent, in two rows aligned on the cairn and extending over 8 metres. See photograph.
Divorced survey at 1:10 000 scale on PFD Enlargement Survey at 1:500 of Stone Row and Cairn on 495.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152246 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(29/04/1999) Stone alignment 275m west-north-west of Horn's Cross situated within a cairn cemetery on Holne Ridge.
Double stone alignment with only two stones in each row standing. The westernmost stone is 0.8m high and is surrounded on three sides by a substantial water filled hollow. The other stone in this row has a water filled hollow adjacent to its northern side. The stones in the northern row are much smaller.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 195-6; fig 60.16 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Remnant of a stone row; the first of the four stones still in place, two in each row stands 15m from the base of the cairn and three more stand slightly displaced nearby. The row descends to the west; there may be further turf-covered stones from the alignment downhill.

Probert, S. A. J., 1997, Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (Report - Survey). SDV173671.

(06/01/1997) Centred SX 6674 7108. One or two cairns and a short probably unfinished stone row lie in the north-west facing hollow above Horse Ford on the O Brook. The cairn described by the Ordnance Survey (1977) lies at the south end of the site with the surviving stones of the stone row to the north. As so few stones survive the exact form and extent of the rows is impossible to determine but there may have been as many as three parallel rows approximately 1.0 metre apart. Overlying or abutting the east row at SX 6672 7109 is a low turf covered mound 3.0 metes in diameter and 0.4 metres high. It is not clear whether this feature forms part of the monument or if it is associated with the shallow turf cuttings to the east.

English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

The stone alignment is at NGR SX 6670 7108 and is associated with two cairns. The eastern of these measures 7.7m in diameter, stands up to 0.9m high and is surrounded by a 2.2m wide ditch from which material was quarried during the construction of the mound. The second cairn stands a short distance north of the alignment and survives as a 3.8m diameter mound standing up to 0.4m high. The stone alignment is of the double variety consisting of two rows of stones leading towards the ditched cairn. The southern row includes at least two upright slabs standing up to 0.8m high, whilst the northern row is denoted by two smaller stones.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

At least two of the stones in the alignment are visible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV153301Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX67SE60. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV173671Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 1997. Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152246.
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. 195-6; fig 60.16.
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #96818 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV12981Related to: Cairn at end of stone row on Holne Ridge (Monument)
MDV61452Related to: Possible cairn north of stone row on Holne Ridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Jun 2 2020 11:29AM