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HER Number:MDV7646
Name:Old Man Standing Stone to the north of Stanborough Gate

Summary

Site of the Old Man standing stone on the northern side of a Prehistoric enclosure to the north of Stanborough Gate

Location

Grid Reference:SX 772 515
Map Sheet:SX75SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHalwell and Moreleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHALWELL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX75SE/18

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STANDING STONE (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Hawkins, A., 1819, Untitled Source, 113-4 (Monograph). SDV144702.

Site of standing stone and site of camp. The 'Old Man' is referred to as a huge pyramidal stone, erect. About 300.0 feet south of the Stanborough Camp. A small elliptical work is mentioned on its north side and south of the fosse which may be the camp.


Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Site of 'Old Man' stone shown on 19th century map on the north side of the remains of an elliptical camp.


Elliott, E. A. S., 1901, On Some Earthworks in the South Hams Probably Concerned in the Irishmen's Raid, 483 (Article in Serial). SDV321206.


Tyler, F. C., 1928 - 1929, The "Old Man", 355 (Article in Serial). SDV339290.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX75SE7 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV339287.

There are no remains of this camp, the site falling in an arable field.


Timms, S. C., 1978, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV339288.

Field under grass. No trace of standing stone.


Cottrell, T. + Sutherland, T., 2003, Archaeological Observations during the Construction of a Natural Gas Pipeline near East Allington, 2-3 (Report - Watching Brief). SDV339228.


Steinmetzer, M., 2007, Archaeological Watching Brief at Stanborough Hundred Hotel, Moreleigh (Report - Watching Brief). SDV339229.

Standing stone known as the 'Old Man'.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV144702Monograph: Hawkins, A.. 1819. Kingsbridge and Salcombe. Unknown. 113-4.
SDV321206Article in Serial: Elliott, E. A. S.. 1901. On Some Earthworks in the South Hams Probably Concerned in the Irishmen's Raid. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 33. A5 Hardback. 483.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV339228Report - Watching Brief: Cottrell, T. + Sutherland, T.. 2003. Archaeological Observations during the Construction of a Natural Gas Pipeline near East Allington. AC Archaeology Report. 5001/2/3. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2-3.
SDV339229Report - Watching Brief: Steinmetzer, M.. 2007. Archaeological Watching Brief at Stanborough Hundred Hotel, Moreleigh. Exeter Archaeology Report. Project 6143. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV339287Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX75SE7. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV339288Site Visit: Timms, S. C.. 1978.
SDV339290Article in Serial: Tyler, F. C.. 1928 - 1929. The "Old Man". Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 15. Unknown. 355.

Associated Monuments

MDV64417Part of: Earthwork to the north of Stanborough Gate (Monument)
MDV7622Related to: Stanborough Camp, Halwell (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4285 - Stanborough Hundred Hotel Access Drive

Date Last Edited:Sep 17 2007 2:59PM