Lakehead Hill 2

Destroyed3

Location

England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 64701 77409     Lat 50.58064761   Long -3.91242045

 

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: ?m
No. of stones: 10 Size of stones: Small only
Orientation: 135° Altitude: 406m
Upper end: – Lower end: Cairn
Straight (Yes or No)  : ? Sea View: No
Context:  Cairns,stone alignment and prehistoric settlement
Notes: Destroyed.

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No

Identification

Category: Unlikely. R.N. Worth reported that this row consisted of a line of stones leading NW from a fine cairn. “Owing to a very ancient hedge having been erected parallel with this line, the stone were left, where not taken, in the ditch of the hedge. This became in time a bog, and the stones sank so that only their nozzles appear above the bog, and some places can only be dectected by sounding with stick or crowbar. Stones small.” (Worth, R.N., 1895, 439). This description makes it clear that this is unlikely to be a stone row since a row composed of small stones would not have survived the ditch digging involved in the building of the hedge. It is much more likely that they represented stones exposed in the side of the ditch.

Online Resources 

PastScape     Historic Environment Record     Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor
Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks     TDA, Worth, R.N.

Other References

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities – Vol. 2 – The North, Devon Books Exeter, pgs.49-51.

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