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Fresh research at Piles Hill stone row on Dartmoor

A new research article looking at various visual and astronomical links has been added to the website. The article is written by John Aylett who has conducted original work at the Piles Hill stone row on Dartmoor and has discovered a number of significant links between the stone row, nearby Longstone other broadly contemporary sites […]

8. Did you know that….

The lowest stone rows in Great Britain are Yelland in Devon and Higher Town Bay, St Martin’s, Isles of Scilly which are both at sea level. The stone row at Yelland is now buried below estuarine mud (From Grinsell, L.V., 1970, 35). The Higher Town Bay stone row © Cheryl Straffon Previously Did you know […]

Dating

Later MBA field boundary leading across the double stone row at Hurston Ridge. An article on the dating of stone rows is now available on this website here. There is a consensus that stone rows were built from the end of the Neolithic, but that most were erected in the Early Bronze Age (EBA) whilst […]

Bancbryn Excavation

From Monday 10th until Thursday 20th July the Bancbryn stone alignment was examined by excavation. Four trenches were cut across the row revealing that the stones are within a thin peaty soil. The excavation confirmed that the area had never been subjected to ploughing and indeed the only evidence of human activity was the stone […]

Featured Row – Cosdon

The Cosdon triple row on the eastern slopes of Cosdon Beacon on Dartmoor is well worth visiting. Like most longer rows it is far from straight. This is visually the most impressive of all the triple rows in Great Britain.

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 […]