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 lines of stones, but as with single rows vary considerably in form and character. Double rows are found in most regions although there are none in Central Scotland, where all the alignments are of the single row variety. Interestingly it would appear that short double rows composed entirely of large stones do not appear to exist in the archaeological record. This is significant given the large number of short single megalithic rows. This is a draft paper and feedback is always welcome.

The long double row at Hurston Ridge, Dartmoor.


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