MDE1189 - Prehistoric stone row on Bray Common (Monument)


A prehistoric stone row or setting was recorded in 1905. This could not be located during field investigation in 1981.

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SS 7257 3791 Stone Row. [1] Possible remains of a double stone row to the southwest of a barrow (MDE1194). There are 4 stones, three in line (the most westerly fallen) on a southwest to northeast axis, and the fourth 26 1/2 feet (roughly 8.07 metres) southeast of the fallen stone. It was suggested that the row pointed towards the barrow, but not its centre. (Plan copy attached to MDE1194). [2, 3] There is no trace of any of the four stones; the moorland has been reclaimed and the area ploughed, so the stones were probably removed then. [4] The indicated site lies is an arable field which is regularly ploughed. No exposed stone is evident in the general area. Although described as a stone row the disposition and wide spacing of the stones depicted on the plan [2] suggests a stone setting rather than a row. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1905. 6 Inch Map: 1905. 1:10560.
  • <2> Serial: Devonshire Association. 1862 -. Devonshire Association reports and transactions. Volume 37 (1905), 395 plate 8 (FJ Chanter, R Handsford Worth).
  • <3> Article in serial: Chanter, J.F. + Worth, R.H.. 1905. The Rude Stone Monuments of Exmoor and its Borders. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 37. I. p 395, plan 8.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Fletcher, M.J.. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, 1 March 1973.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Fletcher, M.J.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 17 January 1989.



Grid reference SS 7256 3791 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS73NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS73NW/532
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 12165
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20244
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 73 NW3
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 35014

Record last edited

Jan 10 2017 4:09PM


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