Category Devon

7. Did you know that ….

The highest stone row is at Cut Hill on Dartmoor. Cut Hill stone row on Dartmoor includes nine well-spaced large fallen orthostats. The Cut Hill stone row as well being one of the most recent discoveries is also the highest in Great Britain.  It stands 600m above sea level, nearly 100 metres higher than Conies […]

DARTMOOR STONE ROWS – A GEOSPATIAL STUDY

Dartmoor distribution map showing stone rows, cairns, roundhouses, stone circle and reaves. Despite the fragmentary character of the evidence, preliminary geospatial analysis has demonstrated the nature of the relationship between the stone rows and other broadly contemporary remains on Dartmoor. The identification of possible separate “territories” where similar forms of row are exclusively found, the […]

2. Did you know that ….

A third of the stone rows in Great Britain are in the county of Devon. Trowlesworthy 1 double stone row is one of 102 recorded rows in Devon.

Featured Row – Joan Ford’s Newtake

The three standing stones. View from north (Scale 1m). Joan Ford’s Newtake on Dartmoor is a probable single stone row measuring 7.27m long, including at least three large-sized upright orthostats and two recumbent slabs situated on a gentle south east facing slope. The stones stand up to between 1.55m and 1.23m high, arranged in height […]

Featured Row – Hingston Hill

Looking eastward along the row The web page for this impressive stone row has been updated following a visit in May 2019. As well as fresh photographs there is now a detailed commentary on the visual links between this stone row and the surrounding landscape.  The row leads eastward from a kerbed cairn. 

Featured Row – Trowlesworthy 2

Last week we looked at Trowlesworthy 1. A short distance to the west is a second stone row known as Trowlesworthy 2. This is a single stone row measuring 82m long, including at least 44 mainly medium-sized stones together with some small and large stones situated on a south west facing slope. The row is […]

Featured row – Trowlesworthy 1

Trowlesworthy 1 on Dartmoor is a fine double stone row measuring 127.7m long, including at least 110 mainly medium-sized stones together with some small and large stones situated on a south west facing slope. The row is orientated north to south and there is a kerbed cairn at the upper northern end. The row stands near another […]

Featured Row – Stalldown, SE on Dartmoor

Stalldown, SE is a probable single stone row measuring 21m long, including at least seven small and medium-sized stones situated on a gentle south facing slope. The row is orientated north to south and is situated close to two later reaves and is built across the limit of visibility to Plymouth Sound.  Nearby are several cairns […]

Featured Row – Butterdon, East

Eastern stone. View from west (Scale 1m). Butterdon, East on Dartmoor is a single stone row measuring 55m long, including three substantial stones situated on a gentle east facing slope with an extensive viewshed.   The two largest stones are recumbent and only a stump and fragment remain of the third. When standing the end stones would […]

Featured Row – Burford Down

Burford Down is a single stone row on Dartmoor measuring 508m long, including at least 99 mainly small and medium-sized together with a few large stones situated on a north facing slope with two separate sea view reveals. The row is orientated north to south and there is a kerbed cairn at the upper southern […]