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The most common type of stone row is short single rows composed of less than 10 large-sized stones. Callanish, West is one 37 short single rows composed of less than 10 large-sized stones. This type of stone row is mainly found in Scotland although there a few examples in Wales and South West England. Simplified […]

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Stone rows measuring more than 200m long are never straight, are often sinuous and sometimes have marked curves or shifts in orientation. A shift in orientation at Hingston Hill stone row on Dartmoor. View from Stalldown of the Upper Erme stone row (highlighted by the white line). Meandering just about covers it.  By contrast the […]

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All minilithic stone rows measuring more than 50m long are found in South West England. The minithic row at White Ladder on Exmoor measures 420m long and consists of at least 164 tiny stones. Information on minilithic rows can be found here. Previously Did you know that…. 1. The Upper Erme stone row on Dartmoor […]

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Single stone rows composed exclusively of small stones are only found in South West Britain. Carneglos stone row on Bodmin Moor is one of the “minilithic” single rows found in South West Britain. Most are in South West England but there are two in South Wales. More information can be found here. Tiny stones barely […]

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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 […]

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Most multiple stone rows are found in Northern Scotland The best preserved multiple stone row at Hill O’ Many Stanes. 27 stone rows consisting of more than three lines of stones are known. 22 of these are in Caithness and Sutherland. The remaining five are in South West England, but they are different in form […]

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The stone row in Great Britain with the tallest stones is the Devil’s Arrows at Boroughbridge in Yorkshire. The tallest stone at the Devil’s Arrows stone row stands 6.9m high, whilst the shortest is still an impressive 5.51m.

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More than half of the stone rows in Great Britain are in National Parks. North Ings stone row is one of 157 rows situated within a National Park.

3. Did you know that ….

Nearly half of all the stone rows in Great Britain are in South West England. East Pinford stone row on Exmoor is one of 145 stone rows recorded in South West England. Distribution of stone rows

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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.