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HER Number:MDV6220
Name:Stone alignment east of Round Hill, Dartmoor Forest


Stone alignment east of Round Hill later identified as a prehistoric field boundary


Grid Reference:SX 612 743
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67SW5, SX67SW4
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/5/1
  • Pastscape: 443247, 443444

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) STONE ALIGNMENT (Constructed, Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2201 BC (Between))
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC)

Full description

Prowse, A. B., 1901, The Antiquities of Ockery and Roundhill, Dartmoor, 498 (Article in Serial). SDV233834.

An intermittent line of stones passes from the tumulus down the hill north-east towards the West Dart.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on aerial photographs

Quinell, N. V., 1995, Stone alignment on Round Hill (Personal Comment). SDV236468.

Notes on 22nd March 1995.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 443244, SX67SW4 (Website). SDV363416.

Field Investigation on 19th February 1980. On Prowse's plan, there is a curvilinear bank of stones, of which a few large ones protrude the surface at intervals of 2.0metres to 4.0 metres and from 0.1 metres to 0.3 metres in height. There is no circle, but the line extends to the north-east for about 20.0 metres and to the north-west for 60.0 metres It cannot now be seen to join the row of stones to the west and like those, it is not a stone row but the emergent part of a prehistoric field boundary.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 443247, SX67SW5 (Website). SDV363416.

Field Investigation on 1st September 1950. No trace of a line of stones as the one mentioned by Prowse.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV233834Article in Serial: Prowse, A. B.. 1901. The Antiquities of Ockery and Roundhill, Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 33. Unknown. 498.
SDV236468Personal Comment: Quinell, N. V.. 1995. Stone alignment on Round Hill.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 443247, SX67SW5. [Mapped feature: #39939 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6217Related to: Cairn with cist on Round Hill, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV6219Related to: Pillow mound on Round Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8627 - Roundhill Farm Duchy Farms Survey

Date Last Edited:May 4 2021 12:40PM