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From Shetland to Scilly – Prehistoric Stone rows in Great Britain

This page offers the opportunity to browse through all the stone rows in Great Britain. They are arranged as the title suggests from north to south. Access to the individual Gazetteer pages is available by clicking on the site name and larger versions of the individual photographs and plans can be opened by clicking on the images. The images will open in a fresh tab but the Gazetteer pages will not. To return to this page please click on the browser back button.

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This page offers a new way of looking at the stone rows and is currently the only one where all the sites can be found together. It may be used as an index or a means to obtain an overview of this thought provoking group of archaeological monuments.

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Giants’ Stones, Hamna Voe

A possible triple stone row measuring 56m long, including at least 17 different sized stones situated on west facing terrace. The row is orientated north east to south west.

 

 

 

 

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Rinns Of Shurdimires

A possible single stone row measuring 17m long, including two large-sized orthostats and one medium-sized stones situated on a north facing slope. The row is orientated north to south.

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Brodgar Farm

A probable single stone row measuring 1,130m long, leading between the stone circles known as the Ring of Brodgar and Stones of Stenness. Only four stones survive and there is a possibility that they relate to separate monuments rather than forming part of a single row.  The row is orientated north west to south east and stands within a particularly significant prehistoric landscape.

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Druim Na Ceud

A probable fan-shaped multiple stone row known only from place-name evidence. Druim na Ceud means the Ridge of the Hundred and it is said that there were once 100 small grave stones on this hillside, purportedly raised after the 15th century battle of Ruaig Haunsaid. It is much more likely that they represented the site of a multiple stone row.

 

 

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Upper Dounreay

A probable fan-shaped multiple stone row known from the 1872 Ordnance Survey Name Book and an account by G. Gunn which describes 60 stones aligned north to south at this location. The row stood in an area where broadly contemporary cairns, a chambered cairn and standing stone still survive.

 

 

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Creag Bhreac Mhor

A fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 30.5m long, including at least 56 small and medium-sized stones arranged in at least 13 separate lines and situated on the south eastern side of a pronounced knoll with restricted sea views to the north. The row is orientated ESE to WNW and points towards a pair of cairns. The row stands in an area with broadly contemporary stone rows, cairns, chambered cairns and a standing stone.

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Borlum

A probable fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 22.5m long, including at least 52 small-sized stones arranged in at least 8 separate lines and situated on a south facing slope within a saddle with restricted sea views to the north. The row which was destroyed around 1994 was orientated north west to south east pointed towards a possible nearby cairn and stood in an area containing a number of prehistoric settlements.

 

 

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Borgie Bridge

A fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 18m long, including at least 17 small and medium-sized stones arranged in at least 5 separate lines and situated on a gentle south facing slope with restricted views towards Cnoc Graggie. The row is orientated north east to south west, points at a mound which may represent a cairn and stands in an area with prehistoric houses.

 

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Dail Na Drochaide

A fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 31m long, including at least 37 small-sized stones arranged in at least 5 separate lines and situated on a gentle west facing slope within the valley of the River Naver. The row which was destroyed in 1982 was orientated north to south and stood in an area containing a number of prehistoric cairns, settlements and burnt mounds.

 

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 Tormsdale

A fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 41m long, including at least 111 small and medium-sized stones arranged in at least 10 separate lines and situated on a gentle west facing slope close to the River Thurso. The row is orientated ESE to WNW and stands between a pair of later brochs.

 

 

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Dirlot, North

A fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 32.3m long, including at least 82 small and medium-sized stones arranged in at least 14 separate lines and situated on the eastern side of a pronounced knoll with restricted views to the west. The row is orientated ESE to WNW, points at a pair of cairns and stands in an area with another stone row and prehistoric settlement.

 

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Dirlot, South

A group of six small stones close to a cairn may represent the site of a fan-shaped multiple stone row situated on a small but prominent knoll.  The possible row is orientated north east to south west and stands close to another stone row.

 

 

 

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Battle Moss, Loch Of Yarrows

A fan-shaped multiple stone row possibly measuring up to 117m long, including at least 160 small and medium-sized stones arranged in at least 8 separate lines and situated on a very gentle north facing slope with restricted sea views to the north east. Excavation has revealed that the stones were placed in carefully prepared sockets, were probably erected over a period and many had fallen in antiquity. No dating evidence was recovered. The row is orientated north to south, points north at a nearby cairn and stands in an area with other standing stones and chambered cairns.

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Camster

A fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 27m long, including at least 72 small and medium-sized stones arranged in at least 6 separate lines and situated on a gentle south facing slope close to the Grey Cairns of Camster. The row is orientated north to south and has definable visual links with a nearby cairn and the nearby Grey Cairns of Camster. There are also a number of prehistoric houses in the vicinity.

 

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Watenan, West

A fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 35m long, including at least 120 small and medium-sized stones arranged in at least 5 separate lines situated on a terrace on a south facing slope. There are a number of visual links including a spectacular one with the western Warehouse chambered cairn, the Whiteleen stone pair and Loch of Yarrows. The row is orientated NNW to SSE and has restricted views of the sea and chambered cairns in the area.  The row forms part of a cluster including at least 9 stone rows near Loch Watenan

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Watenan, East

A fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 40m long, including at least 8 small-sized stones arranged in at least 4 separate lines situated on a gentle south east facing slope. The row is orientated NNW to SSE, has restricted views of the sea and points at a nearby cairn situated at the upper end.  The row forms part of a cluster including at least 9 stone rows near Loch Watenan.

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Garrywhin

A fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 59m long, including at least 49 small and medium-sized stones arranged in at least 8 separate lines situated on a south facing slope overlooking the Cairn O’Get. The row is orientated north east to south west and has definable visual links with the sea, nearby cairns, chambered cairns and stone rows. There is a cairn with cist at the upper north eastern end of the row.  The row forms part of a cluster including at least 9 stone rows near Loch Watenan.

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Broughwhin Loch

A possible fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 30m long, including six small and medium-sized stones leading from a cairn. Three of the stones appear to protrude from the cairn and the other three are in dense heather about 30m from the cairn. The row maybe orientated NNE to SSW.

 

 

 

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Watenan Farm

A fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 57m long, including at least 52 small and medium-sized stones arranged in at least 8 separate lines situated on a gentle south facing slope overlooking the Cairn O’Get. The row is orientated north east to south west, has definable visual links with the sea, nearby cairns, chambered cairns and stone rows and forms part of a cluster including at least 9 stone rows near Loch Watenan

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Broughwhin

A fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 33.5m long, including at least 7 small and medium-sized stones arranged in at least 4 separate lines and situated on a wide south facing terrace overlooking the sea. The row is orientated north east to south west and there is a cairn with cist at the upper north eastern end of the row.  The row forms part of a cluster including at least 9 stone rows near Loch Watenan and has definable visual links with the sea, nearby cairns, chambered cairns and stone rows.

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Groat’s Loch, North (Broughwhin III)

A probable double stone row measuring 34m long, including at least 15 small-sized stones situated on a wide south facing terrace overlooking the sea. The row is orientated NNW to SSE and because of dense vegetation has not been seen for some time. Double rows are unusual in Northern Scotland.  The row forms part of a cluster including at least 9 stone rows near Loch Watenan and has definable visual links with the sea, nearby cairns, chambered cairns and stone rows.

 

 

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Groat’s Loch, South

A single stone row measuring 22m long, including at least 4 medium and large-sized stones situated in a small confined valley on the lower slopes of Warehouse Hill. The row is orientated NNE to SSW.  Single rows are unusual in Northern Scotland.  The row forms part of a cluster including at least 9 stone rows near Loch Watenan and has definable visual links with the sea, nearby cairns, chambered cairns and stone rows.

 

 

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Clash-an-dam

A fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 35m long, including at least 17 small and medium-sized stones arranged in at least 7 separate lines and situated on the southern side of a prominent knoll with restricted views of the sea. The row is orientated ENE to WSW and there is a probable cairn at the upper ENE end of the row.  The row forms part of a cluster including at least 9 stone rows near Loch Watenan and has definable visual links with the sea, nearby cairns, chambered cairns and stone rows.

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Hill O’ Many Stanes, Clyth

The classic fan-shaped multiple stone row measures 54m long, including at least 192 small, medium and large-sized stones arranged in at least 22 separate lines and situated on the southern side of a prominent knoll with restricted views of the sea and the surrounding landscape. The row is orientated north to south and is the best preserved and most accessible of the Northern Scottish multiple stone rows.

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Cnoc Molach

A fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 16.2m long, including at least 28 small and medium-sized stones arranged in at least 8 separate lines and situated on a gentle south west facing slope overlooking Loch Badanloch. The row is orientated NNE to SSW and stands in an area containing several prehistoric cairns, settlements and burnt mounds.

 

 

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Clach An Tursa

A single stone row measuring 7m long, including three large orthostats situated on a south west facing slope with restricted views of the nearby sea. Only the central stone (2.3m high) remains standing and the other two either broke when they fell or have been subsequently split. The row is orientated north west to south east and stands within an historic crofting landscape.

 

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Loch Rimsdale

A fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 12.4m long, including at least 42 small and medium-sized stones arranged in at least 4 separate lines and situated on a south facing slope within a forest clearing. The row is orientated north to south and there is a probable cairn at the upper northern end. The row stands in an area containing a standing stone and prehistoric settlements.

 

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Kinbrace

A fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 12m long, including at least 80 small and medium-sized stones arranged in at least 10 separate lines situated on a south facing slope in the valley of the River Helmsdale. The row is orientated NNW to SSE and there is a probable cairn at the upper NNW end. The row stands in an area with a chambered cairn, other cairns and prehistoric houses.

 

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Callanish, North

A substantial double row (or avenue) measuring at least 84m long, including 19 large upright stones forming part of a ritual complex situated at the southern end of a flat-topped ridge. The row is orientated north to south and terminates at an impressive stone circle at its upper southern end. The row stands in an area with 3 other stone rows, several stone circles and cairns.

 

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Callanish, East

A single stone row measuring 21.5m long, including five large upright orthostats forming part of a ritual complex situated at the southern end of a flat-topped ridge. The row is orientated east to west and terminates at an impressive stone circle at its western end. The row stands in an area with 3 other stones, several stone circles and cairns.

 

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Callanish, West

A single stone row measuring 13m long, including four large upright orthostats forming part of a ritual complex situated at the southern end of a flat-topped ridge. The row is orientated east to west and terminates at an impressive stone circle at its eastern end. The row stands in an area with 3 other stones, several stone circles and cairns.

 

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Callanish, South

A single stone row measuring 22m long, including five large upright orthostats forming part of a ritual complex situated at the southern end of a flat-topped ridge. The row is orientated north to south and terminates at an impressive stone circle at its lower northern end. The row stands in an area with 3 other stones, several stone circles and cairns.

 

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Garynahine, Cnoc Fillibhir Mhor

A probable single stone row measuring 17.3m long, including five stones protruding through the peat situated on a gentle south west facing slope. The peat means the original size of the stones is not known, although one of the stones appears to be recumbent. The row is orientated north to south and has definable visual links with the sea and nearby stone rows and stone circles.

 

 

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Learable Hill, Row 1

A fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 83m long, including at least 41 small and medium-sized stones arranged in 3 or possibly 4 separate lines situated at the eastern end of a gently sloping terrace overlooking the Strath of Kildonan. The row is orientated ENE to WSW and is associated with a number of small cairns which may be broadly contemporary. The row stands in an area with 3 other stone rows, a standing stone, stone circle and further cairns.

 

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Learable Hill, Row 2

A fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 54m long, including at least 43 small and medium-sized stones arranged in 9 separate lines situated at the eastern end of a terrace overlooking the Strath of Kildonan. The row is orientated east to west and is associated with a number of small cairns which may be broadly contemporary. The row stands in an area with 3 other stone rows, a standing stone, stone circle and further cairns.

 

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Learable Hill, Row 3

A probable fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 8m long, including at least 8 small and medium-sized stones arranged in 4 separate lines situated at the eastern end of a terrace overlooking the Strath of Kildonan. The row is orientated north to south, has been damaged since it was first recorded and is associated with a number of small cairns which may be broadly contemporary. The row stands in an area with 3 other stone rows, a standing stone, stone circle and further cairns.

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Learable Hill, Row 4

A fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 23m long, including at least 51 small and medium-sized stones arranged in 7 separate lines situated at the eastern end of a terrace overlooking the Strath of Kildonan. The row is orientated north west to south east and is associated with a number of small cairns which may be broadly contemporary. The row stands in an area with 3 other stone rows, a standing stone, stone circle and further cairns.

 

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Callanish 5

A single stone row measuring 13m long, including three large upright and two recumbent orthostats situated on a north west facing slope. The row is orientated north to south. A further standing stone in the vicinity may be broadly contemporary.

 

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Torrish Burn

A probable double stone row measuring 13.4m long, including at least 17 small and medium-sized stones situated on a scarp on a south east facing slope. The row is orientated east to west and seems to extend into a cairn which itself has been modified by the construction of a shelter or sheiling. Double rows are unusual in Northern Scotland and the association of this one with a historic structure introduces an element of uncertainty. There are a number of cairns and prehistoric houses in the vicinity.

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Kildonan SW

A fan-shaped multiple stone row known only from a 1911 Royal Commission survey measured 18m long, included at least 77 small and medium-sized stones arranged in 15 separate lines. The row was damaged or destroyed when the public highway was widened sometime after 1960. Two cairns in the vicinity may be broadly contemporary funerary monuments or the result of clearance. The row was orientated NNW to SSE.

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S46 Scarista, Harris

A possible single stone row measuring 41m long, including four large recumbent and one upright orthostats situated on a gentle north facing slope overlooking the Sound of Taransay. The row is orientated north to south. Further standing stones in the vicinity may represent the remains of a stone circle. It is possible that these stones are either entirely natural or were placed to form a boundary.

 

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Cnoc na Grèine

A probable single stone row measuring 5m long, including a glacial erratic,  two upright slabs and a recumbent orthostat situated at the top of a steep slope overlooking the Sound of Harris. The row is orientated ESE to WNW and provides a restricted view to St Kilda. It has been suggested that this may be the remnants of a chambered cairn, but the surviving evidence is more consistent with a stone row interpretation.

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Blashaval

A probable single stone row measuring 56.8m long, including three widely spaced medium-sized upright slabs standing up to 0.6m high situated on a north west facing slope with far reaching views. The row is orientated ESE to WNW and whilst it has been suggested that they could be boundary markers this row is similar in form to others in the vicinity and a prehistoric explanation is most likely.

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Sgealtrabhal – Skeal Traval

A probable single stone row measuring 79m long, including four widely spaced large-sized recumbent slabs situated on the upper south facing slope of Sgealtrabhal with far reaching views. The row is orientated north west to south east and leads north westwards from a cairn situated on the summit. A hilltop location is unusual for a stone row.

 

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Airigh Na Gaoithe

A probable single stone row measuring 251m long, including five widely spaced medium and large-sized slabs situated on the summit and west facing slope of Airigh Na Gaolithe with far reaching views. Three of the stones are upright and two are recumbent. The row is orientated east to west and leads westward from a possible long cairn. A hilltop location is unusual for a stone row.

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Auldearn

A single stone row measuring 76.2m long, including six widely spaced large-sized boulders leading south east from a kerbed cairn with surrounding berm. Originally this row would have had restricted views of the nearby sea.

 

 

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Milton

A possible double stone row known at this location only from an early 19th century account by George Anderson which states there are “two rows of upright stones, thirty in number, forming a straight avenue or passage of two or three feet in width, and which probably conducted to some circle or tumulus now removed from off the adjoining field. The direction of these rows is from ENE to WNW, and the stones at the western end are considerably larger than the others”.

 

 

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Eyre Alignment

A possible single stone row measuring 5.4m long, which probably originally included three large orthostats situated on a narrow terrace adjacent to Loch Eyre. Only two stones remain, the northern one stands 1.54m high and the southern one which is 1.66m tall protrudes from a low elongated mound. The row is orientated NNW to SSE. The doubts regarding identification exist because it is not known whether the third stone was in line with the others and the presence of the mound. There are several cairns in the vicinity.

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Borve

A possible single stone row measuring 9.7m long, including three large upright orthostats situated on a gentle south west facing slope. The northern stone stands 0.89m high, the central one is 1.54m high and the southern one is 1.52m tall. The row is orientated north west to south east. The doubts regarding identification exist because it is possible that this represents the remnants of a mutilated stone circle and because of its proximity to the road.

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Tom nan Carragh

A possible single stone row measuring 286m long, including three large upright orthostats and three recumbent slabs situated on a pronouced ridge adjacent to the River Spey. The three upright stones stand between 2.25m and 2m and the row is orientated north east to south west. The western recumbent stone has two or possible three cup-marks. The doubts regarding identification exist because it is possible that this represents a group of stone pairs.

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Broomend of Crichie, North

A probable double stone row known from a 1920’s account of the archaeology of this area. The row was situated on a terrace next to the River Don and is said to have stood between a concentric stone circle which has also been destroyed, but which is known from a 1780 map and the henge which still survives. The row would have been about 46m long, composed of large stones and orientated north to south. A second stone row leading from the henge partially survives.

 

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Broomend of Crichie, South

A substantial double stone row (or avenue) measuring at least 457m long, originally including around 80 large stones of which only four now survive. The row is situated on a terrace next to the River Don, is orientated north to south and leads from a henge at its northern end. There were originally cairns and a concentric stone circle in the vicinity but these no longer survive.

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Pitmudie

A single stone row measuring 10m long, including two large recumbent slabs and a single upright orthostat standing 3.1m high situated near the summit of a small hill with extensive views of the Vale of Strathmore. The row is orientated north east to south west and the central stone has a single cup-mark and later carved letters on its upper face.

 

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Balnaguard

A single stone row measuring 14m long, including two large mainly buried recumbent slabs and a single upright orthostat standing 2.3m high situated in valley bottom near to the River Tay. The row is orientated east to west and the western stone is upright. Excavation revealed that the eastern stone has a cup-mark and no socket hole whilst the central stone had a very shallow socket There are several cairns in the vicinity.

 

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Glengorm

A single stone row measuring 8.6m long, including three large upright orthostat standing up to 2.25m high situated on a small but pronounced knoll with restricted views of the nearby sea. The row is orientated NNW to SSE. Excavation revealed that the eastern stone had previously been moved and originally stood in line with the other two and formed the southern end of the row. This work also discovered evidence for historic interference, a charcoal filled pit near the central stone and cremated bones south west of the northern stone.

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Quinish

A single stone row measuring 11m long, including four large orthostats, but only the southern one is upright (2.7m high). The row is orientated north to south and is situated on a prominent terrace with extensive sea views, although the row itself has relatively restricted views of the sea because of a nearby low ridge.

 

 

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Baliscate

A single stone row measuring 8.4m long, including three large orthostats situated on a north east facing terrace with views of the nearby sea. The northern stone measures up to 1.73m high, whilst the southern one is 2.35m tall. The central stone is now recumbent and probably fell westward. The spacing of the stones suggests that there may once have been four. The row is orientated north to south.

 

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Maol Mor

A single stone row measuring 10.4m long, including three large upright orthostats and one recumbent slab situated on a saddle on a ridge. The stones stand up to between 2.05m and 1.92m high and the northern stone which is recumbent probably fell eastward. The row is orientated NNW to SSE and forms part of a cluster of three rows which all share the same orientation. The row is currently within a forestry clearing and views which would otherwise be extensive are very restricted.

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Lag

A probable combination single and double stone row measuring 12.7m long, including a large upright orthostat, a recumbent slab and a setting of three edge slabs situated on a north facing terrace overlooking the sea.  The row is orientated north west to south east. The form of this row is different to the others in the region and the possibility that the setting of stones may be associated with an historic field boundary contribute to a less than certain identification.

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Dervaig centre

A single stone row measuring 18.3m long, including two large upright orthostats and three recumbent slabs situated in a small valley. The stones stand up to between 2.42m and 2.37m high, the northern recumbent stone probably fell eastward and the other two westward.. The row is orientated NNW to SSE and forms part of a cluster of three rows which all share the same orientation. Views which would otherwise be extensive are restricted by rising ground to the west. It feels as if the row has been “hidden” from the sea.

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Dervaig SSE

A possible single stone row measuring 5.8m long, including three large upright orthostats situated on the eastern side of a prominent knoll. The stones stand up to between 1.97m and 1m high and denote the edge of a scarp. A fourth stone in the nearby wall may have once formed part of the row.  The row is orientated NNW to SSE, the northern stone is incorporated into a later field wall and it forms part of a cluster of three rows which all share the same orientation. A sea views is blocked by rising ground to the west. It feels as if the row has been “hidden” from the sea. Doubts concerning the identity of this row hinge around the fact that the stones appear to denote the edge of a quarry dump.

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Ardnacross N

A single stone row measuring 13.6m long, including three large recumbent slabs situated on a pronounced south east facing terrace with extensive views of the Sound of Mull.  The SSW stone is cup marked, the row is orientated NNE to SSW and is in an area with broadly contemporary cairns, a stone-lined pit and another stone row. Excavation revealed that the row had been erected in an area that had previously been ploughed and subsequently burnt. The end stones had been deliberately toppled into prepared pits. This may indicate ritual closure. The central stone was originally retained for a new purpose and fell some time later.

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Ardnacross S

A single stone row measuring 10.8m long, including two large recumbent slabs and a single upright orthostat standing 2.55m high situated on a pronounced south east facing terrace with extensive views of the Sound of Mull. The row is orientated NNE to SSW and stands in an area with broadly contemporary cairns, a stone-lined pit and another stone row. Excavation revealed that the row had been erected in an area that had previously been ploughed and subsequently burnt. The southern stone had been deliberately toppled into a prepared pit. This may indicate ritual closure.

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East Cult

A single stone row measuring 25.5m long, including two large upright slabs and a recumbent cup-marked covered boulder situated on a ridge with extensive views of the Vale of Strathmore.  The eastern stone is liberally cup marked and the row is orientated east to west.

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Gallowhill Wood

A single stone row measuring 9.5m long, including three large recumbent slabs. The row is orientated NNE to SSW and the southern slab has a pair of cup-marks on its upper surface.

 

 

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Scallastle

A single stone row measuring 7.5m long, including four large orthostats situated at the top of a gentle south facing slope with restricted views of the nearby sea. Only the north western stone which is 1.24m high is upright. The row is orientated ESE to WNW and protrudes from a slight mound that has probably been formed by later cultivation.

 

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Commonbank

A single stone row measuring 13.5m long, including three large recumbent slabs situated on a ridge with far reaching views. The row is orientated ENE to WSW and the eastern slab has at least a pair of cup-marks on its upper surface. A small “closed sea triangle” is visible from the row.

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Glenamachrie

A probable single stone row measuring 5.7m long, including three medium and large-sized stones situated within a deep valley. The tallest stone at the eastern end of the row is 1.45m high, the middle stone is 0.96m high and the western stone is recumbent. The row is orientated east to west and is aligned upon a nearby large cairn. Doubts concerning the identity of this row hinge around the fact that the recumbent stone may be a result of historic stone dumping.

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Uluvalt

A probable single stone row measuring 5.8m long, including three large orthostats situated on a south facing terrace with restricted views of the nearby sea. The eastern stone measures 1.98m high and the other two are recumbent. Most of the central stone is buried below the ground. The row is orientated east to west.

 

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Loch Buie

A probable single stone row measuring 115m long, including three large upright orthostats situated on level ground close to the sea. The stones stand up to between 3m and 0.85m high. The row is orientated ENE to WSW and leads from the southern side of a stone circle. There are cairns and at least one other standing stone in the vicinity.  Doubts concerning the identity of this row hinge around the fact that rows with widely spaced stones are not common in this region and it is far from straight.

 

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Dunruchan Stones

A probable single stone row perhaps measuring up to 1174m long and including up to seven large orthostats situated on a north facing slope. Five of the stones are upright and two maybe buried below small mounds.  The row is orientated north to south and there are cairns and at least one other standing stone in the vicinity. The uncertainty implied by this description emphasises its enigmatic character, but it is possible to be relatively confident that there is a stone row on this hillside.

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Duachy

A single stone row measuring 6.4m long, including three large orthostats situated on a gently sloping plateau. The southern stone measures 2.1m high and the other two are recumbent. The row is orientated NNW to SSE. Until recently, all three stones were standing, the centre stone fell sometime before 1980 and the northern one after 2003. A separate standing stone in the vicinity (the stump of which remains) was felled in 1963.

 

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Sheriff Muir Row

A single stone row measuring 290m long, including five widely spaced large-sized stones situated on a south west facing slope. One of the stones (known as Wallace Stone) is upright and remainder are recumbent. The southern stone is cup-marked and another has been split. The row is orientated ENE to WSW and is situated adjacent to a well-used historic routeway.

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Doune (Glenhead)

A single stone row measuring 8.5m long, including three large upright slabs situated in gentle rolling countryside with far reaching views. The central stone is liberally cup marked, the northern stone is broken and and the row is orientated NNE to SSW. There is at least one other standing stone in the vicinity.

 

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Salachary

A single stone row measuring 4m long, including three large slabs situated on an east facing slope.  Only the northern stone (2.67m high) is upright, the central stone (now 1.05m high) is leaning heavily to the north east and the southern stone is recumbent. The row is orientated north to south.

 

 

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Ballymeanoch

An impressive single stone row measuring 14.5m long, including four large upright orthostats forming part of a ritual complex situated in Kilmartin Glen. The middle pair of stones have rock art on one face and the row is orientated north west to south east. There is a stone pair, kerbed cairn, a henge, rock art outcrops and several cairns in the vicinity.

 

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Brainport Bay

A probable single stone row measuring 33.6m long, including two large upright and two boulders situated on a terrace above Brainport Bay.  Excavations have demonstrated interest in the area between 1060BC and 976AD but the row itself has not been dated. The row is orientated north east to south west and is aligned on mid-summer sunrise.

 

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Dunamuck N

A single stone row measuring 7.1m long, including two large recumbent slabs and a single upright orthostat standing 2.57m high situated in Kilmartin Glen. The row is orientated NNW to SSE. There are two separate groups of stone pairs, two standing stones and cairns in the vicinity.

 

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Middleton

A possible single stone row known only from a late 19th century parish history. The row is said to have led south eastwards from a stone known as the Law Stone of Mugdock. The number and size of stone is not known but it was probably short and formed by large stones.

 

 

 

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Inveryne

A single stone row measuring 4.6m long, including one medium and two large-sized upright orthostats situated on level ground overlooking Loch Fyne. The stones stand up to between 0.94m and 0.74m high, arranged in height order with the tallest at the west. The row is orientated north east to south west and has restricted views of the nearby sea and surrounding landscape.

 

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Escart

A single stone row measuring 15.2m long, including six large-sized upright orthostats amazingly situated in a farmyard overlooking West Loch Tarbet. The stones are arranged roughly in order of height with the smallest at the south.  The row is orientated NNE to SSW and has restricted views of the nearby sea and surrounding landscape. The location within a farmyard may seem suspicious but a prehistoric explanation seems most plausible.

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Finlaggan

A possible single stone row known only from geophysical survey. No report on the work is currently available but the row would have pointed at and been at the limit of visibility to the Paps of Jura. The row is orientated ENE to WSW and the solitary standing stone at this location would presumably have formed part of the row.

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Carragh a’Ghlinne

A single stone row measuring 5.4m long, including four large orthostats, but only the south western one is upright (2.3m high). The row is orientated north east to south west and is situated at the foot of a south east facing hillslope and has restricted sea views. A hollow on the south east face maybe a cup-mark.

 

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Ballinaby

A probable single stone row measuring 215m long, including two large orthostats situated in a shallow valley with restricted views of the sea to the west. A third stone described in the 18th century no longer survives.  The southern stone stands 4.9m tall and the northern one 1.78m high. The row is orientated NNE to SSW.

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Sannaig

A single stone row measuring 5.7m long, including three large orthostats situated on a south east facing terrace in a small forest clearing. Only the central stone (2.27m high) is upright and a slab adjacent to the fallen southern stone may represent the remnants of a cist. The northern stone probably fell northward and the southern stone probably collapsed southward. The row is orientated NNE to SSW.

 

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Stravanan Bay (Largizean)

A single stone row measuring 7.3m long, including three large-sized upright orthostats situated on level ground overlooking the Sound of Bute. The stones stand up to between 1.9m and 1.74m high, arranged in height order with the tallest at the south east. The row is orientated north west to south east and has restricted views of the nearby sea and surrounding landscape.

 

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Ballochroy

A single stone row measuring 6.5m long, including three large-sized upright orthostats situated on a narrow terrace overlooking the Sound of Gigha. The stones stand up to between 3.4m and 2m high, arranged in height order with the tallest at the south.  An unusual feature is the orientation of the individual stones which set at right angles to the alignment of the row itself. The row is orientated north east to south west, is aligned on a nearby cist and has extensive views of the nearby sea and restricted views of the surrounding landscape.

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Achnancarranan

A single stone row measuring 7.5m long, including three large orthostats situated on a south facing terrace with restricted views of the nearby sea. The northern stone measures up to 2.6m high, whilst the southern one is 2.87m tall. The central stone is now recumbent and probably fell eastward. The row is orientated north to south and stands in an area with broadly contemporary standing stones and a chambered tomb.

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Glen Shiel

A possible single stone row measuring 125m long, including three large orthostats situated on level ground with restricted views of the sea to the east.  The western stone stands 3.6m high, the central one is 2.3m high and the eastern orthostat is 2.5m high. The row, which is far from straight is orientated ESE to WNW and maybe a stone pair and single standing stone.

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Threestoneburn House

A probable single stone row measuring at least 36m long, including four medium and large-sized recumbent stones situated in a shallow valley.  The row leads northward from a stone circle. Only the southern stone is clearly visible and the others are hidden by dense vegetation. Other stones in the vicinity mean that it is not possible to be certain that this is a stone row or a fortuitous line of stones. On balance a stone interpretation is probable because of the associated stone circle.

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The Shearers

A probable single stone row measuring at least 124m long, including 30 mainly medium and three  large-sized stones partly crossing a prominent ridge.  The row is sinuous in form, orientated east to west and sits within an historic field system. A nearby mound may represent a cairn. There are a number of landscape reveals. Uncertainty regarding its interpretation hinges on its proximity to an Iron Age fort and the possibility that it represents a robbed boundary wall similar to others known in the region. On balance a stone row interpretation seems most likely because no other boundaries of this type are known in the immediate vicinity, no relict bank is visible and the stone spacing is consistent.

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Clochkeil

A probable single stone row measuring about 8m long, including three large orthostats situated within coastal sand dunes on level ground with restricted views of Machrihanish Bay.  Only two of the original stones are visible and the third which is recumbent is said to be buried nearby. The western upright stone stands 1.9m high, the central orthostat is 1.16m high and the eastern now buried stone measures 2.13m long. The row is orientated north east to south west.

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Dyke Row

A probable single stone row measuring 8.7m long, including one medium and two large-sized orthostats situated on a terrace adjacent to a busy main road. The stones stand up to between 1.7m and 0.7m high, arranged in height order with the tallest at the south. The row is orientated NNE to SSW and doubts concerning its identification revolve around its proximity to the road.

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Five Kings

A single stone row measuring 19m long, including four large upright orthostats situated on a narrow terrace on a south east facing slope. The stones stand up to between 1.3m and 2.15m high. A fifth slab situated to the north is now recumbent but may have once stood upright. The row is orientated ENE to WSW. The row is currently on the edge of forestry which restricts its outlook.

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Standingstone Rigg

 

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Torhousekie, East

A single stone row measuring 4.7m long, including one medium and two large-sized orthostats situated on top of a small knoll overlooking Torhousekie stone circle. The stones stand up to between 1.09m and 0.7m high, arranged in height order with the tallest at the south west.  The row is orientated north east to south west and stands in the vicinity of several cairns, a stone circle and another stone row.

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Torhousekie, Stone Circle

A probable single stone row measuring 6.4m long, including one medium and two large-sized orthostats situated in the middle of a stone circle. The stones stand up to between 1.14m and 0.48m high, with the smallest in the middle.  The row is orientated ENE to WSW and stands in the vicinity of several cairns and another stone row. It is possible that the stones formed part of a prehistoric structure of another type.

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Broomrigg A

A possible double stone row measuring 112m long, including six medium and large-sized orthostats leading from a stone circle situated on a gentle east facing slope. The row may however also represent a single row with two or possibly three outliers. The row is orientated north west to south east and stands in the vicinity of several cairns and two stone circles.

 

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Drumtroddan

A single stone row measuring 15m long, including three large orthostats situated on a south facing terrace with restricted views of the nearby sea. The north eastern stone measures up to 3.4m high and the other two are now recumbent. The stone spacing suggests that the row may have originally included at least five orthostats. The south western stone fell in 2010. The row is orientated north east to south west and stands in an area with rock art.

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Askham Fell

A double stone row measuring 208m long, including around 72 small and medium-sized stones leading from a kerbed cairn situated on a gentle east facing slope. The row is orientated north west to south east and stands in the vicinity of several cairns and a possible stone row.

 

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Askham Fell Cairn

A possible double stone row measuring 2.2m long, including 4 small-sized stones situated next to a kerbed cairn on gently rolling plateau. This site may represent a stone setting or other structure. The row is orientated north west to south east and stands in the vicinity of several cairns and another stone row.

 

 

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Shap

A substantial double stone row (or avenue) measuring at least 3000m long, originally including possibly hundreds of large stones of which only 31 now survive. The row is situated in gently rolling countryside, is orientated north west to south east and leads from a stone circle at its southern end. Excavation around one stone revealed no dating material. There is at least one cairn in the vicinity but others have probably been removed.

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North Ings

A single stone row measuring 490.6m long, including about 83 visible small, medium and large-sized stones situated on a south facing slope with a sea view reveal at the upper end. Excavations confirmed that the row had been partly incorporated into a later field bank. One stone has a small cross carved on it, perhaps an attempt to Christianise the row.  The row is orientated north to south and stands in an area with several cairns.

 

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Old Castle Hill

A single stone row measuring 27.3m long, including two large recumbent stones situated on a small promontory with restricted views of the sea. Originally there were at least five stones, but three have been removed since the 1930’s. The row is orientated ESE to WNW, stands in an area with several cairns and has a dramatic visual relationship with nearby Freebrough Hill.

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Commondale Moor

A possible double stone row measuring 34m long, including 7 small and medium-sized stones leading from a stone circle situated on a south west facing slope.  The row is orientated ESE to WNW and stands in the vicinity of several cairns and a prehistoric field system. Doubts concerning the identity of this row hinge around the fact that stones in the area have been interfered with.

 

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Coate Moor

A probable double stone row known only from an annotated record map produced in 1956. The row is described as parallel lines of stones leading to a small cairn. The area was forested shortly after the row was identified. Other cairns survive in the vicinity.

 

 

 

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Swarth Howe

A possible single stone row measuring 108m long, including at least two surviving large stones and two smaller possible stones situated on the summit of a hill with widespread views of the sea. The row leads between two barrows and is orientated east to west.

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Crown End, Westerdale

A probable single stone row measuring 168m long, including about 21 visible medium and large-sized stones situated on both sides of a west to east ridge. The row has been partly incorporated into a later field bank. One stone has a possible small cross carved on it, perhaps an attempt to Christianise the row.  The row is orientated north to south and stands in an area with several cairns, prehistoric settlements and field systems.

 

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High Bride Stones

A probable single stone row measuring 72m long, including about 10 medium and large-sized stones situated on a west facing slope with a restricted sea view reveal. The row leads from a small stone circle and is orientated north west to south east. There is a second stone circle, several cairns  and prehistoric field systems in the vicinity.

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Simon Howe

A single stone row measuring 27.5m long, originally including at least five large-sized stones situated on the summit of a prominent hill.  Only four stones remain, three of which are upright and stand between 1.79m and 0.91m high.  The row is orientated north east to south west and leads from a kerbed cairn. There is at least one other cairn in the vicinity.

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The Nine Stones

A possible double stone row measuring 57m long, including 12 small, medium and large-sized stones situated on the north facing side of a ridge.  There is a considerable gap between the northern and southern ends of the row which casts doubt on the stone row identification. The row is orientated north to south.

 

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The Kirk

A probable double stone row measuring 54m long, including 7 medium-sized stones situated on a south facing slope with a sea view.  The row is very sinuous, leads uphill from a ring cairn and is orientated north to south. There is a second cairn in the vicinity and the row may have once extended to it.

 

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Lacra NE

A double stone row measuring 49.8m long, including 10 medium and large-sized stones situated on a south facing slope with sea views in two directions.  The row leads uphill from a stone circle and is orientated ENE to WSW. There is a sea view reveal at the top of the row, three stone circles and another stone row in the vicinity.

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Lacra SW

A double stone row measuring 64.8m long, including 12 medium and large-sized stones situated within a small shallow valley with sea views in two directions.  The row leads uphill from a nearby stone circle and is orientated north east to south west. There is a sea view reveal at the top of the row, three stone circles and another stone row in the vicinity.

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Devil’s Arrows

A single stone row measuring at least 174m long, originally including at least four large-sized stones situated on a level floodplain.  Only three stones remain, all are upright and stand between 6.9m and 5.51m high, arranged in height order with the tallest at the south.  The row is orientated NNW to SSE. The missing stone is said to have been cut up in 1620 to repair a nearby bridge.

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The Three Leaps

 

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Borth Wen

 

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Fonllech

 

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Rhos y Beddau

 

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Tryfel Stones

 

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Mynydd Dyfnant

 

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Mynydd Clywedog

 

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Ffridd Braich-Llwyd

 

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Arthog Standing Stones

A probable single stone row measuring 5m long, including four medium and large-sized stones situated on a north facing terrace with a restricted view of the nearby sea. The western part of the row is incorporated into a later kerbed cairn. A nearby quartz boulder represents an outlier. The row is orientated ENE to WSW and stands in an area with broadly contemporary standing stones, cairns a stone setting and another stone row.

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Rhos Hafotty Carneddau

A probable single stone row measuring 272m long, including at least 14 medium and large-sized stones situated on an east facing slope with extensive landscape views and reveals. The stones are fairly evenly spaced though there are gaps particularly where it leads through deep peat. The row is orientated east to west and stands adjacent to a stone setting. There are a number of  broadly contemporary standing stones, cairns and another stone row in the vicinity.

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Bryn Seward

A probable single stone row measuring 61m long, including at least five medium and large-sized stones standing up to 2.14m high, situated on a north facing slope with sea and landscape views and reveals. The row has been incorporated into a later field boundary and this has inevitably altered its character and form. The row is orientated east to west and an adjacent cairn blocks views to the sea. There are a number of broadly contemporary cairns, settlements and another stone row in the vicinity.

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Waun Oer

A single stone row measuring 78m long, including at least 10 small, medium and large-sized stones standing up to 1.57m high, situated on a north west facing slope with extensive sea views and landscape reveals. The row is orientated ENE to WSW and there are several broadly contemporary cairns, settlements and another stone row in the vicinity.

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Lluest Uchaf

A single stone row measuring 12m long, including at least 14 small and medium-sized stones standing up to 1.57m high, situated on a north east facing terrace. The row is orientated north to south and there are several broadly contemporary cairns in the immediate vicinity.

 

 

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Brwyno-Canol

 

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Carreg Llwyd

 

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Esgair Draenllwyn

 

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Afon Hyddgen

A single stone row measuring 7m long, including four small and medium-sized stones situated near the bottom of a steep sided valley with restricted views of the landscape. Three stones are upright and stand between 0.7m and 0.13m high, the remaining stone is recumbent. The row is orientated north east to south west and stands close to a stone pair known as Cerrig Cyfammod Glyndwr.

 

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Disgwylfa Fach

A probable single stone row measuring 14.6m long, including 8 small and medium-sized stones situated on a south facing slope. The stones measure up to 0.67m high but most are much smaller, and one is recumbent. The stones towards the southern end of the row are much closer together and are separated from the northern pair by a gap. The row is orientated NNE to SSW and stands in an area with broadly contemporary standing stone, cairns and another stone row.

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Buwch a’r Llo

A possible single stone row measuring at least 120m long, including three large-sized orthostats situated at the upper end of a small valley. The stones measure between 2m and 1m high and sit beside the public highway. The row is orientated ENE to WSW and stands in an area with broadly contemporary standing stone, cairns and another stone row. Proximity of the road introduces an element of uncertainty regarding identification.

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Cae Garreg

 

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Tre Heslog

 

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Pen y Garreg

 

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Rhos y Gelynen

 

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Saith Maen WSW

 

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Bryn-y-Maen

 

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Court stone row 2

 

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Court Stone Row 1

 

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Capel Rhos

 

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Bryntwppa

 

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Cefn Gwernffrwd Row I

 

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Cefn Gwernffrwd Row II

 

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Mynydd Llanbyther

A probable single stone row that measured at least 320m long, included eight small, medium and large-sized stones situated on a south facing slope. The stones measured between 0.93m and 0.15m high and sat beside the public highway. The row which was destroyed sometime after it was scheduled was orientated east to west and stood in an area with a broadly contemporary standing stone and cairns. Proximity of the road introduces an element of uncertainty regarding identification.

 

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Pen-Feidr-Coedan

A possible single stone row only known from a 1960’s Ordnance Survey record. A single recumbent slab was visible here in 2003 but it is not known whether formed part of the row. The site of this possible row was a short distance south of Pentre Ifan chambered tomb.

 

 

 

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Troed y rhiw

A possible single stone row only known from a description in the Royal Commission Inventory. The row which has since been destroyed measured 12.2m long and consisted of 24 contiguous, edge set stones with an average height of 0.60m leading from a stone circle formed by at least 12 stones. The row was situated on a west facing slope, was orientated east to west and stood in the vicinity of a stone pair and standing stone.

 

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Parc y Meirw

A single stone row measuring at least 911m long, including at least eight large-sized orthostats situated on south and west facing slopes. Unequal spacing indicates that it is very likely that many more have been removed. The row is orientated ESE to WNW, has both sea and landscape reveals and may even have once extended further eastward. Traditionally the row has been seen as consisting of the four western stones which are set relatively close together.

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Penmeiddyn

A probable single stone row (possibly double in places) only known from a description in the Royal Commission Inventory. The row which has since been destroyed measured 79m long and consisted of about 54 stones. The four westernmost stones were about 1m high and other were much smaller with many just protruding through the surface. The row was situated on a south west facing slope, was orientated north east to south west and stood in the vicinity of standing stones and barrows.

 

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Trecastle Mountain Row

A single stone row measuring 33m long, including five small stones leading from a stone circle. Originally the row may have extended further to a nearby cairn. The row is situated on a gentle north east facing slope, is orientated ENE to WSW and stands close to two stone circles and cairns.

 

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Nant Tarw Stone Row

A single stone row measuring 3.8m long, including three unevenly sized stones situated on a small knoll close to a pair of stone circles and a cairn. The largest stone is now recumbent and denotes the eastern end. The row is orientated ENE to WSW and commands dramatic views of the Brecon Becons. A restricted view of Pen y Fan may be of significance.

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Maen Mawr

A single stone row measuring 5.8m long, including three unevenly sized stones situated on a small terrace close to a stone circle, another stone row and a cairn. The stones are arranged in height order with the tallest (1.85m high) at the south and the shortest (0.2m high) at the north. The middle stone is 0.4m high and the row is orientated north to south.

 

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Cerrig Duon

A double stone row (or avenue) measuring 42m long, including at least 29 small-sized stones leading up a gentle north facing slope close to a stone circle, another stone row and a cairn. Many of the stones barely protrude through the surface. The row is orientated NNE to SSW and is aligned towards the south eastern side of the nearby stone circle.

 

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Craig-Y-Fan Ddu

 

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Carreg Wen Fawr Y Rugos Stone Row

 

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Nant-Y-Wern

 

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Carreg Cadno

A probable single stone row measuring 18.5m long, including seven large-sized boulders situated on a south facing millstone grit pavement. The row is orientated NNE to SSW and some of the stones have been propped in position indicating that this is an artificial construction. A stone row seems the most likely explanation and there are at least two other stone rows and a cairn in the vicinity.

 

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Saith Maen NW

A probable single stone row measuring 13.7m long, including seven large-sized orthostats situated on a small east facing terrace. Five of the stones are upright, one is of Old Red Sandstone and the tallest is 1.7m high. The row is orientated NNE to SSW and stands close to a substantial shake hole. Doubts regarding identity hinge around its documented use as a sheepfold, a lack of prehistoric context and the fresh appearance of the stones.

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Careg Lwyd 1 

A single stone row measuring 265m long, including 9 large-sized rocks situated on a south facing slope with extremely restricted views of the sea and Hartland Point.  One of the stones has been propped into position. The row is orientated NNE to SSW. There is another stone row in the vicinity.

 

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Careg Lwyd 2

A single stone row measuring at least 42m long, including 60 mainly small and some medium-sized recumbent stones situated on a gentle west facing slope with extremely restricted views of the sea and Hartland Point.  The northern length of the row has been exposed by peat erosion and a shift in orientation coincides with an adjacent rock outcrop which blocks views from parts of the row. The row is orientated NNW to SSE and there is another stone row in the vicinity.

 

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Waun Wen 1

 

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Waun Wen 2

 

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Nant Gwinau

 


Cefn Car

 

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Bancbryn

A single stone row measuring 717m long, including at least 173 mainly small stones situated on a south facing slope with sea and landscape visual links and reveals. The row leads from a small cairn, terminates at the largest stone, is orientated north east to south west and stands between two cairn cemeteries. The visual links with Hartland Point and Exmoor are noteworthy. Excavation failed to provide a date but confirmed a lack of historic activity.

 

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Harolds Stones

A probable single stone row measuring 13.7m long, including three large upright orthostats situated within a valley with a restricted viewshed. The row is orientated north east to south west and stands within a medieval township and later field system. The central stone has a pair of cup-marks on one face. There are no other broadly contemporary monuments within the vicinity although the stones are depicted on a nearby sundial erected in 1689.

 

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Gray Hill

 

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White Moor

 

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Broome

A possible single stone row recorded at this location by John Aubrey in the 17th century is said to have consisted of a tall stone measuring more than 3m high from which extended a line of smaller stones. The row was destroyed in the 19th century but the field in which it stood is known as Longstones. The lack of a detailed description means it is not possible to be certain that this was a prehistoric stone row but on balance this interpretation seems likely.

 

 

 

 

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Avebury Z feature

A probable single stone row measuring 24.85m long, including at least eight large-sized orthostats of which six remain standing and two are known only from socket holes situated in the South Circle at Avebury. The row is orientated north to south, and the presence of other stones in the immediate vicinity means that alternative explanations are possible, but interpretation as a stone row is consistent with the evidence. A visual link with nearby Silbury Hill has been observed.

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West Kennet Avenue

A substantial double row (or avenue) measuring 2500m long, originally including around 200 large-sized stones forming part of the Avebury ritual complex. The row is orientated north west to south east and leads between Avebury Henge and concentric stone circle known as The Sanctuary. A number of landscape reveals are known to exist along its length and there are large numbers of prehistoric sites in the vicinity.

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Beckhampton Avenue

A substantial double row (or avenue) measuring 1300m long, originally including around 170 large-sized stones forming part of the Avebury ritual complex. The row is orientated ENE to WSW and leads between Avebury Henge and a stone setting known as The Cove. Only one stone remains but excavation has confirmed that the stones were originally placed at 15m intervals. A number of landscape reveals are known to exist along its length and there are large numbers of prehistoric sites in the vicinity.

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Stanton Drew N

A double row (or avenue) now measuring 31.6m long, including eight large-sized orthostats forming part of the Stanton Drew ritual complex. The row is orientated east to west and leads from the NE stone circle.

 

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Stanton Drew S

A double row (or avenue) measuring 89m long, including six large-sized orthostats forming part of the Stanton Drew ritual complex. The row is orientated ENE to WSW and leads from the Great stone circle towards the northern row.

 

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Culbone Hill

A single stone row measuring 371m long, including at least 21 small and medium-sized stones situated on a north east facing slope originally with a sea view and an extensive view of South Wales.  The row is orientated west to east and there are several cairns in the vicinity. A “Christianised” standing stone known as the Culbone Stone stands a short distance from the upper end of the row.

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Porlock Common NE

A probable single stone row measuring 293m long, said to include at least 11 small and medium-sized stones situated on a gentle north facing slope with a sea view and an extensive view of South Wales.  The row is orientated west to east. In 2018 only three stones were found, the remainder have probably been removed or are now below the ground surface.

 

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Porlock Allotment NE

 

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Porlock Common SW

A double row measuring 28m long, including 11 small-sized stones situated on a gentle west facing slope close to a stone circle. The row is orientated north west to south east and further stones and cairns in the vicinity may be broadly contemporary. Excavations revealed an additional socket hole but no dating evidence.

 

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Furzehill Common 5

 

 

 

 

 

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Hoccombe Coombe

 

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Pig Hill

A fan-shaped multiple stone row measuring 42m long, including at least 18 small and medium-sized stones arranged in at least four separate lines and situated on a west facing slope. The row is orientated east to west and stands in an area with broadly contemporary stone rows, stone settings and cairns.

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Cheriton Ridge, North

 

 

 

 

 

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Furzehill Common 2

 

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Warcombe Water, West

 

 

 

 

 

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Furzehill Common

 

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Kittuck Hill

A probable double stone row measuring 16.7m long, including at least 8 small and medium-sized stones situated on a gentle east slope. The row is orientated NNE to SSW, leads from a small robbed cairn and has seen considerable damage since it was first identified in 1932.  The row stands in the vicinity of several cairns and a stone pair.

 

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Furzehill Common 3

 

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Porlock Allotment

 

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Cheriton Ridge, Centre

 

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Thornworthy Little Common

A single stone row measuring at least 73.5m long, including 16 small-sized stones situated on a gentle north west facing slope with a sea view and an extensive view of South Wales.  The row is orientated ENE to WSW and there are several cairns, stone settings, row and standing stones in the vicinity.

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Winnaway

 

 

 

 

 

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Mattocks Down

A single stone row that measured 45m long, including at least 23 stones situated in a col between high ground to the north and south. Sadly, this row has been destroyed but a survey plan made in 1630 by Thomas Westcote confirms that it once existed. The row was orientated east to west and stood in the immediate vicinity of three barrows and two standing stones, one of which still survives.

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Hoccombe Hill

 

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Tom’s Hill

A wide double stone row (or avenue) measuring 17.5m long, including 6 medium-sized stones situated on a gentle west facing slope. The row is orientated north to south and stands in the vicinity of several cairns, stone settings and two stone rows.

 

 

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Benjamy

A wide double stone row (or avenue) measuring up to 16m long, originally including at least 9 small and medium-sized stones situated on a gentle north facing slope with a restricted sea view. The row is orientated north east to south west and stands in the vicinity of several ring cairns and a stone row.

 

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Trout Hill 3

 

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Lanacombe 1

 

 

 

 

 

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East Pinford

A wide double stone row (or avenue) measuring up to 17.3m long, including 9 small and medium-sized stones situated on a gentle west facing slope. The row is orientated west to east and stands in the vicinity of several cairns, stone settings and two stone rows.

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Madacombe

A single stone row measuring 286m long, including 12 small and medium-sized stones situated on a north facing slope with restricted views of the Bristol Channel and South Wales. The row is orientated ESE to WNW and is aligned upon nearby cairns. Further cairns stand in the vicinity.

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Longstone Barrow

 

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Wilmersham Common, North

 

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Wilmersham Common, South

 

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North Regis Common

 

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Chains Valley

 

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Bill Hill

 

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Squallacombe

 

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Bray Common

 

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White Ladder

A double row measuring 420m long, including 164 small-sized stones situated on a gentle north facing slope with a restricted sea view reveal. The row is orientated north west to south east, is visible only during periods of drought and stands in an area with broadly contemporary stone rows and cairns. A mound at the top of the row may represent a cairn.

 

 

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Yelland stone row

A double row measuring 34.5m long, including 22 small and medium-sized stones now buried below estuarine mud flats. The row is orientated north west to south east and maybe revealed again in the future.

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Cosdon

The most impressive triple stone row in Great Britain measures 146m long and includes 127 small, medium and large-sized stones situated on an east facing terrace on the lower slopes of Cosdon Hill. Unusually, the blocking stones are at the upper end and separate the row from a cairn with two cists. The row is orientated east to west and well worth the effort of getting to.

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Little Links Tor

A probable single stone row measuring 74m long, including at least five medium and large-sized stones situated on a west facing slope with sea and landscape visual links and reveals. The stones stand up to 0.67m high and form a row orientated east to west. There are prehistoric settlements and cairns within the vicinity. There is a small chance that the stones represent an unfinished field boundary.

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Shoveldown 3

A double stone row measuring 155m long, including at least 71 small and medium-sized stones forming part of a cluster of six stone rows, a stone circle and three cairns. This row is situated on a north facing slope, is orientated NNW to SSE and stands close to a later prehistoric settlement and coaxial field system.

 

 

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Shoveldown 2

A double stone row measuring 182m long, including at least 40 small, medium and large-sized stones forming part of a cluster of six stone rows, a stone circle and three cairns. This row is situated on a north facing slope, is orientated north to south and stands close to a later prehistoric settlement and coaxial field system.  The upper end of the row is denoted by a kerbed cairn formed by concentric circles of stones.

 

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Shoveldown 4

A double stone row measuring 118m long, including at least 70 small and medium-sized stones forming part of a cluster of six stone rows, a stone circle and three cairns. This row is situated on a north facing slope, is orientated NNW to SSE and stands close to a later prehistoric settlement and within a coaxial field system.  The upper end of the row is denoted by a small cairn.

 

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Shoveldown 5

A double stone row measuring 148m long, including at least 78 mainly small-sized stones, but with some medium-sized stones and one large orthostat forming part of a cluster of six stone rows, a stone circle and three cairns. This row is situated on a south facing slope, is orientated north to south and stands close to a later prehistoric settlement and within a coaxial field system.  The lower end of the row is denoted by a tall standing stone known as the Long Stone.

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Shoveldown 1

A single stone row measuring 540m long, including at least 99 small-sized stones forming part of a cluster of six stone rows, a stone circle and three cairns. This row is situated on the north and east facing slopes of a small hill , is orientated north to south and stands close to a later prehistoric settlement and partly within a coaxial field system.

 

 

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Shoveldown 6

A much-mutilated double stone row measuring 170m long, now including only two small and two large-sized stones forming part of a cluster of six stone rows, a stone circle and three cairns. This row is situated on a south facing slope, is orientated north to south and stands close to a later prehistoric settlement and coaxial field system.

 

 

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Yardworthy

A double stone row measuring 9m long, including at least five small-sized stones orientated NNE to SSW and situated on a flat-topped ridge. The upper end of the row is denoted by a small cairn.

 

 

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Fernworthy 1

A double stone row measuring 101m long, including at least 47 small-sized stones forming part of a cluster of three stone rows, a stone circle and five cairns. This row is situated in a forestry clearing on an east facing slope and is orientated NNE to SSW. The row may have sea view and landscape reveals.

 

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Fernworthy 3

A double stone row measuring 31m long, including at least 15 mainly small and some medium-sized stones forming part of a cluster of three stone rows, a stone circle and five cairns. This row is situated in a forestry clearing on a terrace, is orientated north to south and leads south from a small cairn.

 

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Fernworthy 2

A double stone row measuring 20.5m long, including at least 6 small-sized stones forming part of a cluster of three stone rows, a stone circle and five cairns. This row is situated in a forestry clearing on a terrace, is orientated north to south and leads south from a small cairn.

 

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Tottiford Reservoir II

A possible single stone row measuring 60m long, including at least 14 small-sized stones situated in a reservoir in a narrow valley.  There is a further stone row, stone circle and mound in the immediate vicinity. The row is orientated east to west and excavation revealed that the stones had been placed in a linear cut which the excavators suggested might be a boundary feature.  It however shares more characteristics with a row than a boundary.

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Tottiford Reservoir I

A double stone row measuring 147m long, including at least 17 small and medium-sized stones situated in a reservoir in a narrow valley.  There is a further stone row, stone circle and mound in the immediate vicinity. The row is orientated NNW to SSE and was partly excavated in 2010. A C14 date of 4590-4450 cal. BC from the fill of a socket is considered to have come from earlier material incorporated into the fill and therefore of no dating value.

 

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Assycombe

A double stone row measuring 125m long, including at least 133 mainly small with some medium and large-sized stones situated in a forestry clearing on a north west facing slope. The row is orientated ENE to WSW and was restored in the 1890’s. There is a kerbed cairn at the ENE end and a blocking stone at the lower WSW end. A later reave cuts across the row and a stone round house built nearby was presumably constructed at the same time.

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Cut Hill

A single stone row measuring at least 215m long, including 9 recumbent large-sized stones situated at the summit of Cut Hill.  A hilltop location is unusual for a stone row. The row is orientated north east to south west and is associated with a possible barrow. A C14 date from the material below one of the stones suggested that the row dated to around 3620BC, but this relies on the assumption that the ground on which it was placed had been previously undisturbed. A more likely scenario is that the row was built around 2600BC.

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Hurston Ridge

A splendid double stone row measuring 143.5m long, including at least 99 mainly medium-sized stones together with some small and large-sized stones situated on a north facing slope with extensive views over North Devon. The row is orientated NNE to SSW and was restored in the 1890’s. There is a cairn at the SSW end and a blocking stone at the lower NNE end. A later enclosure boundary cuts across the row and a prehistoric settlement built nearby was presumably constructed at the same time.

 

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White Ridge

A double stone row measuring 582m long, including at least 167 mainly small-sized stones together with some medium and large-sized stones situated on a south west facing slope with a series of landscape reveals. The row is orientated north to south, there is a cairn at the northern end and a blocking stone at the lower southern end. There are several other cairns and prehistoric settlements in the vicinity.

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Grimslake Cist

A possible double stone row measuring at least 3m long, including at least 2 small and medium-sized stones situated on a ridge. The row is orientated north west to south east and there is a kerbed cairn with cist at the north western end. Doubts concerning the identification of this row revolve around the fact that only two stones have been identified and these could feasibly represent a pair.  However, the siting combined with the presence of deep peat deposits means that this could realistically represent the remains of a stone row.

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Challacombe Down

A triple stone row measuring at least 145.65m long, including 68 mainly medium-sized stones together with some small and large-sized stones situated on a north facing slope with landscape reveals. The row is orientated NNW to SSE and was partly restored in the 1890’s. The largest stone is at the SSE end and the NNW end may have been truncated by tinworking.

 

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Hamel Down

A single stone row measuring 217m long, including at least 6 medium-sized stones situated within a relict historic field system on an east facing slope. The row is orientated ENE to WSW and there is a cairn at the WSW end.  The row stands close to a later prehistoric settlement and there are a number of other cairns in the vicinity.

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Buttern Hill

A probable single stone row measuring 77m long, including at least 13 different sized stones situated on a gentle west facing slope with visual landscape links and reveals. The row is orientated NNE to SSW.  A slight bank leading between the northern stones introduces an element of uncertainty regarding identification. A visual link and reveal with the hill known as Brown Willy is noteworthy.

 

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Soussons Down

A triple stone row that measured 62m long and included seven small stones and numerous fallen and buried stones when first described in 1898 after robbing for a newtake wall was subsequently destroyed by afforestation in 1946. The row was orientated north to south and led from a cairn which still survives at its upper northern end. There are several other cairns in the vicinity.

 

 

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Trendlebere Down

A combination single and double stone row measuring 119m long, including 18 stones of different sizes situated on a north east facing slope. The row is orientated north to south and leads from a large cairn at the upper southern end.  There is another small cairn in the immediate vicinity.

 

 

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Longstone Farm

A probable single stone row that measured 70m long, including three large orthostats situated on a south west facing slope. The stones were recorded immediately before their removal in 1981. The row was orientated east to west and whilst it is possible that they were historic boundary markers a prehistoric stone row interpretation seems the most likely.

 

 

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Conies Down

A double stone row measuring 174.2m long, including at least 41 mainly small with some medium-sized stones situated on an east facing slope adjacent to the Lych Way. The row is orientated north to south and has noteworthy landscape and sea view reveals and links.

 

 

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Langstone Moor

A single stone row measuring 118m long, including at least 27 mainly small-sized stones situated in a col between high ground to the west and east. The row is orientated north to south and leads between a substantial orthostat at the lower southern end to a mutilated cairn at the north. The large orthostat was re-erected in 1893 and limited excavation in 1895 revealed that the socket holes were small.

 

 

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Leskernick Hill

A single stone row measuring 302m long, including at least 56 different sized stones situated in a col between high ground to the north west and south east. The row is orientated ENE to WSW and leads ENE from a setting composed of three large recumbent orthostats. There is a noteworthy landscape reveal at the western end of the row where the cairns on top of Brown Gelly suddenly appear from behind rising ground.  There are two stone circles, several cairns and a prehistoric settlement in the vicinity.

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Higher White Tor

A double stone row measuring 95.4m long, including at least 36 mainly small with some medium-sized stones situated on a south facing slope. The row is orientated NNE to SSW and has both landscape and sea view reveals and links.

 

 

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Lakehead Hill summit

A single stone row measuring 19.9m long, including at least 12 small and medium-sized stones situated on a prominent ridge. The row is orientated east to west and stands close to another row and several cairns. Two small stones next to the eastern stones may indicate that this was either originally a double row or possibly a combination of the two types. The row is seemingly aligned on Longaford Tor.

 

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Lakehead Hill E

A single stone row measuring 12m long, including at least 11 closely-spaced medium-sized stones situated on a prominent ridge. The row is orientated east to west and stands close to another row and several cairns. The row seems to be earlier than the kerbed cairn with cist at its western end although it has been suggested that this may be a result of a bodged restoration in 1895. Longaford Tor which is not visible from most of the row is suddenly revealed at its western end.

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East Moor

A single stone row measuring 560m long, including at least 23 widely spaced medium and large-sized stones situated in a col between high ground to the north and south. The row is orientated NNE to SSW and unusually for a single row has a large blocking stone at the SSW end. The row has noteworthy visual links with a cairn on Brown Gelly which seems to be its focus. There are several cairns, a ring cairn, stone circle, stone setting and prehistoric settlements in the vicinity.

 

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Tolborough Tor

A single stone row measuring 11.2m long, including at least five small and medium-sized stones situated on the summit of a prominent hill. The row is orientated south east to north west and leads from a substantial cairn. There is a noteworthy landscape reveal at the south eastern end of the row where Rough Tor suddenly appears from behind the large cairn.

 

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Carneglos row

A single stone row measuring 59m long, including at least 36 small-sized stones situated on a west facing slope. The row is orientated north to south and there is a possible cairn close to the southern end. There is a prehistoric settlement in the immediate vicinity.

 

 

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Laughter Tor 2

A double stone row measuring 8.2m long, including at least 10 medium-sized stones situated on a gently sloping south facing terrace. The row is orientated ESE to WNW and stands close to another stone row.

 

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Laughter Tor 1

A double stone row measuring 164m long, including at least 26 mainly medium, but with some small-sized stones and one large orthostat situated on a south facing slope. The WNW end of the row is denoted by a small cairn and standing stone (2.65m high) which was re-erected in 1893 and again in 1911. Excavation of the cairn revealed considerable quantities of charcoal. The row is orientated ESE to WNW and stands close to another stone row.

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Merrivale 1

A fine double stone row measuring 183m long, including at least 169 mainly medium-sized stones together with some small and large-sized stones situated on a gentle west facing slope with extensive views towards Bodmin Moor. The row is orientated east to west and the original blocking stone at the lower (west) end is long gone. A second stone set across the row and denoting the upper eastern end is considered to be the last remaining stone forming a kerb around a cairn. This row forms part of an impressive ritual complex including six stone rows, nine cairns and a stone circle. There is also a later prehistoric settlement in the vicinity.

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Merrivale 2

A fine double stone row measuring 263.5m long, including at least 169 mainly medium-sized stones together with some small and large-sized stones situated on a gentle west facing slope with extensive views towards Bodmin Moor. The row is orientated east to west, unusually, the blocking stone is at the upper (east) end and uniquely the row is interrupted at one point by a small kerbed cairn with cist. A restricted view of the sea may be of significance.  This row forms part of an impressive ritual complex including six stone rows, nine cairns and a stone circle. There is also a later prehistoric settlement in the vicinity.

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Merrivale 3

A single stone row measuring 60m long, including 14 small-sized stones situated on a gentle west facing slope with extensive views towards Bodmin Moor. The row is orientated NNE to SSW and the stone at the NNE end has been incorporated into a cairn suggesting that the cairn was added later. A restricted view of the sea may be of significance.  This row forms part of an impressive ritual complex including six stone rows, nine cairns and a stone circle. There is also a later prehistoric settlement in the vicinity.

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Merrivale 5

A probable single stone row measuring at least 5.6m long, including two small-sized stones and a large orthostat standing 3.2m high situated on a gentle south facing slope with extensive views towards Bodmin Moor. The row is orientated east to west and has a precise and definable visual link with Hollow Tor. A restricted view of the sea may also be of significance.  This row forms part of an impressive ritual complex including six stone rows, nine cairns and a stone circle. There is also a later prehistoric settlement in the vicinity.

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Merrivale 6

A probable single stone row measuring at least 6.4m long, including small-sized stones situated on a gentle south facing slope with extensive views towards Bodmin Moor. The row is orientated east to west and a restricted view of the sea may be of significance.  This row forms part of an impressive ritual complex including six stone rows, nine cairns and a stone circle. There is also a later prehistoric settlement in the vicinity.

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Merrivale 4

A single stone row measuring at least 2.97m long, including three small-sized stones situated on a gentle south facing slope with extensive views towards Bodmin Moor. The row is orientated north to south and a restricted view of the sea may be of significance.  Excavation in 1895 failed to find any addition socket holes. This row forms part of an impressive ritual complex including six stone rows, nine cairns and a stone circle. There is also a later prehistoric settlement in the vicinity.

 

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Yar Tor

A triple stone row measuring at least 250m long, including at least 124 mainly small-sized stones together with some medium and a few large-sized stones situated in a col between high ground to the west and east with landscape and sea view reveals. The row is orientated NNW to SSE and has survived despite being within an historic field system. There is a kerbed cairn at the top (SSE) of the row together with other cairns and prehistoric settlements in the vicinity.

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Sherberton Common

A possible double stone row that measured 68.6m long situated on a gently sloping south facing slope. The row was destroyed in 1897 shortly after its discovery. The rows are described as being between 8 and 9 feet apart and included some contiguous stones. It is possible that it was a field boundary, but Worth, R.N. was convinced that it was a stone row. It may be significant that its location was described as “nearly at the central point of a semi—circle embracing Bel, Mel and Sharp Tors”. This may be the earliest appreciation of the landscape context of stone row.

 

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Sherberton Row

A double stone row measuring 117m long, including at least 34 small-sized stones situated on a north facing slope. The row is orientated north to south and points towards a stone circle a short distance away to the south on the other side of the hill. It is not known if the row ever reached the stone circle, but it seems likely.

 

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Hart Tor, North

A fine double stone row measuring 126m long, including at least 88 mainly medium-sized stones together with some small-sized stones situated on a west facing slope with restricted views that include a glimpse of the sea. The row is orientated ENE to WSW and leads downslope from a kerbed cairn at the ENE end. The WSW end has probably been truncated by tin streamworking. There is a second stone row, several cairns, a reave and prehistoric settlements in the vicinity.

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Hart Tor, South

A single stone row measuring 56.4m long, including 15 mainly medium-sized stones together with some small-sized stones situated on a west facing slope with restricted views. The row is orientated ENE to WSW and leads downslope from a cairn at the ENE end. There is a second stone row, several cairns, a reave and prehistoric settlements in the vicinity.

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Trehudreth Downs

A single stone row measuring 460m long, including 24 mainly medium-sized stones together with some small and large-sized stones situated on a west facing slope. There is a noteworthy landscape reveal at the eastern end of the row where the cairns on top of Brown Gelly suddenly appear from behind rising ground. The row is orientated ENE to WSW and the central length has been removed. There is a stone setting,  a possible stone pair and several cairns in the vicinity.

 

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Leeden Tor

A single stone row measuring 165m long, including 14 medium-sized stones situated on an east facing slope with restricted views that include a glimpse of the sea.  The row is orientated ESE to WNW and leads downslope from a cairn at the WNW end. A later reave has been built across the row and there are several other stone rows, cairns and prehistoric settlements in the vicinity.

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Black Tor (Stanlake)

A double stone row measuring 295m long, including at least 54 mainly medium-sized and some small stones situated on a south facing slope with restricted views that include a glimpse of the sea.  The row is orientated north east to south west and leads upslope from a cairn at the south west end to a blocking stone. Much of the row is buried below a later field bank, but despite this its original form is apparent. There are several other stone rows, cairns and prehistoric settlements in the vicinity.

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Holne Ridge North

A double stone row measuring 28m long, including 7 medium-sized stones situated on a west facing slope.  The row is orientated east to west and leads downslope from a cairn a short distance beyond the eastern end. There is another stone row, cairns and prehistoric settlements with fields in the vicinity.

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Holne Moor

A triple stone row measuring 147.5m long, including 61 mainly small-sized stones and three large slabs situated on an east facing slope immediately outside a substantial prehistoric coaxial field system.  The row is orientated ESE to WNW and unusually leads between blocking stones at the top and bottom. The stone pair at the top of the row represented by large recumbent slabs is a unique feature. There is another stone row, cairns and prehistoric settlements with fields in the vicinity.

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Craddock Moor

A single stone row measuring 244m long, including 85 mainly small-sized stones together with some medium-sized stones situated on a west facing slope. The row is orientated NNE to SSW and is situated within a relict historic field system. There is a embanked avenue, several cairns and a prehistoric settlement in the vicinity.

 

 

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Minions

A wide double stone row (or avenue) measuring 78m long, including 8 small and medium-sized stones situated on a gentle south west facing slope. The row is orientated SSE to NNW and stands in the vicinity of at least four stone circles, several cairns and a stone pair. The row has clearly definable visual links with the cairns on the summit of Brown Gelly, Brown Willy, the Cheesewring and the sea.

 

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Sharpitor NE

A double stone row measuring 27.5m long, including 9 mainly small and some medium-sized stones situated in a col between high ground to the north east and south west.  The row is orientated east to west and leads downslope from a cairn at the western end. There are several stone rows, cairns and prehistoric settlements with fields in the vicinity and a reave passes close to the eastern end of the row.

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Sharpitor W

A single stone row measuring 132m long, including at least 54 mainly medium-sized stones together with some small and large stones situated on a south west facing slope. The row is orientated north east to south west, there is a cairn at the upper (NE) end and a tall pillar at the other. An usual feature is a stone set next to the row midway along its length. The row stands near three other rows, several cairns, prehistoric settlement and fields.

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Sharpitor NW 1

A double stone row measuring 113m long, including at least 45 mainly small with some medium and large-sized stones situated on both sides of a ridge. The row is orientated ENE to WSW and has a sea view reveal and visual links to the landscape.  There is a small cairn at the upper (WSW) end and a blocking stone at the lower (ENE) end. The row stands near three other rows, several cairns, prehistoric settlement, fields and reaves.

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Sharpitor NW 2

A single stone row measuring 133m long, including at least 30 mainly small with some medium-sized stones situated on both sides of a ridge. The row is orientated ENE to WSW and has a sea view reveal and visual links to the landscape.  There is a cairn at the upper (WSW) end. The row stands near three other rows, several cairns, prehistoric settlement, fields and reaves.

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Cardinham Moor/Colvannick Tor row

A single stone row measuring 380m long, including at least 11 widely-spaced large-sized stones situated along a ridge. The row is orientated north west to south east and has sea view reveals and visual links to the landscape.  The row was partly restored in 2015 and whilst excavation recovered no dating evidence it was possible to demonstrate that one of the orthostats had been raised without a discernible socket hole. The row stands near another row and several cairns.

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Searle’s Down

A probable single stone row measuring 296m long, including at least 71 small-sized stones situated within Colliford Reservoir. The row is orientated NNW to SSE and has visual links to the landscape.  Most of the row will have been destroyed during the construction of the nearby Colliford dam, but it may have originally extended to a cairn at the SSE end. The row stands near the site of several cairns which were fully excavated in 1977-8.

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Hingston Hill

An impressive single stone row measuring 351m long, originally including around 174 mainly medium and small-sized stones together with some large orthostats situated in a slight col between high ground to the south west and north east. The row is orientated ENE to WSW and has a sea view reveal and visual links to the landscape.  There is a cairn at the upper (WSW) end and a tall pillar at the other. The row stands near a circular enclosure, several cairns, cists, prehistoric settlements and reaves.

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Upper Erme Row

The longest prehistoric stone row in the world is of the single type and  measures 3,386m long, including around 922 mainly medium and small-sized stones together with some large orthostats situated in the Erme Valley. The row, which is sinuous in character is orientated north to south has a sea view reveal and visual links to the landscape.  There are cairns at the both ends, the one at the south is kerbed and the upper one at the north is surprisingly small and nondescript. The row passes through a landscape rich in prehistoric archaeology.

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Yellowmead Down

A multiple stone row, possibly of the fan-shaped tye measuring 28.4m long, including 17 small and medium-sized stones arranged in at least 8 separate lines and situated on a south west facing slope. The row is orientated ENE to WSW and as five of the rows include only a single slab the original form of the row is ambiguous.  The rows lead downslope (westward) from an impressive concentric stone circle. The row stands near several cairns.

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Drizzlecombe 3

A single stone row measuring 149.5m long, including at least 73 mainly medium-sized stones together with some small and large stones situated on a south west facing slope. The row is orientated north east to south west, there is a cairn at the upper (NE) end and a tall pillar at the other. The row, partly restored in 1893, stands near two other rows, several cairns and prehistoric settlements.

 

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Drizzlecombe 2

A single stone row measuring 83.2m long, including at least 14 mainly medium-sized stones together with some small and large stones situated on a south west facing slope. The row is orientated north east to south west, there is a cairn at the upper (NE) end and a tall pillar at the other. The row, partly restored in 1893, stands near two other rows, several cairns and prehistoric settlements.

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Drizzlecombe 1

A combination single and double stone row measuring 149.5m long, including at least 86 mainly medium-sized stones together with some small and large stones situated on a south west facing slope. The row is orientated north east to south west, there is a cairn at the upper (NE) end and a tall pillar at the other. The row, partly restored in 1893, stands near two other rows, several cairns and prehistoric settlements.

 

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