Monthly Archives: October 2016

Stone row variability

Stone row variety is immense. Stone rows vary considerably in form and character. Variety is perhaps their most consistent characteristic.  There are four main types of row are single, double, triple and multiple. They vary in length between 3m and 3320m, are composed of between 3 and 922 stones which vary considerably in size even […]

Featured Site – Butterdon Hill

The Butterdon Hill stone row on Dartmoor is among the longest in Great Britain at nearly 2km. One of the stones has been Christianised and others have been added in more recent years. Most of the stones are fairly small although the occasional orthostat can be found at intervals along its length. The row was […]

Distribution of Triple Stone Rows

Triple row at Cosdon uncharacteristically has a cairn and blocking stones at its upper end. Eleven triple stone rows are currently known in Great Britain. They all include three separate, roughly parallel lines of stones. Compared with other types of row the amount of variety in form is much less although this may in part […]

Featured Site – Watenan, West

The large chambered cairns on Warehouse Hill are concealed from view by rising ground until you reach the northern end of the row where they are suddenly revealed. The area around the Loch of Yarrows in Caithness is rich in prehistoric archaeological remains. Large numbers of chambered cairns and stone rows are found together in […]

The Distribution of Double Stone Rows

Distribution of double stone rows. Short rows (red) and long rows (green). A new article looking at the distribution of double stone rows in Great Britain has been added to the website and can be found here. At least 81 double rows are currently known in Great Britain. They all include two separate, roughly parallel […]