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HER Number:MDV62934


Vis=21/1/2001 (greeves) probable stone row on open moorland between the houses of rogues roost and little roost.


Grid Reference:SX 677 751
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/321

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

AT THE BASE OF WHICH THE ROW LIES, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV258179.

Most obvious feature is a line of 7 firmly set, spaced stones extending for c.3m, and aligned approx nw-se. Spaced 0.3m to 0.75m apart, but none would seem to be mising. Tallest is 0.3m high, and largest is 0.42m long. The stones have their long axis along the line of the row and are between 0.1m and 0.15m thick. Row is sited c.35m se of the garden wall of little roost, and c.16m sw of the access track to little roost. At se end an additional stone is sited 0.7m to ne, suggesting that the row may originally have been 'double'. Other stones upslope to nw, virtually buried, are possible additional members of the row. At nw end of the scarp (at the base of which the row lies), on the highest ground, are possible remnants of at least one multiple concentric ring cairn.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV258180.

Possibly one of the rows mentioned by crossing 'near the babeny road'.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV258181.

Des=greeves, t. /(21/1/2001)/worksheet in pf.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV258182.

Crossing, w. /guide to dartmoor/(1912)459.

Greeves, T. A. P., Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV69961.

Vis=21/1/2001 (greeves) probable stone row on open moorland between the houses of rogues roost and little roost.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV258180Migrated Record:
SDV258181Migrated Record:
SDV258182Migrated Record:
SDV69961Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P..

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 11 2015 9:42AM