Craddock Moor

Three stones forming part of the upper length of the row.  View from north.

Location

England     Cornwall     Bodmin Moor     SX 24080 72249     Lat 50.523514   Long -4.4831702

Craddock Moor row

Simplified plan of the Craddock Moor stone alignment (Source: Johnson, N. and Rose, P., 1994, 32).

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 244m
No. of stones: 85 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 30° Altitude: 281m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: No
Context:  Prehistoric settlements, field system and cairns
Notes: Given the small size of the stones it is remarkable that this row has survived, particularly as it is within a medieval field containing ridge and furrow. Most of the row is orientated at 30°, but the upper length is orientated at 27°. The orientation changes at SX 24079 72234. Most of the stones are small in size.

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: AONB
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes

Identification

Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.


Photographs

SX 24005 72107. Southernmost stone in the row. View from south (Scale 1m).

Stone at SX 24011 72119.  View from south (Scale 1m).

Stones at SX 24017 72128. View from south (Scale 1m).

Stones at SX 24017 72128. View from north (Scale 1m).

Stones at SX 24017 72128. View from north east (Scale 1m).

Stones at SX 24024 72139. View from north (Scale 1m). Most stones in this row barely protrude through the turf.

Stones at SX 24024 72139. View from north west (Scale 1m). Most stones in this row barely protrude through the turf.

Tiny stones at SX 24024 72139. View from north (Scale 1m). Most stones in this row barely protrude through the turf.

This stone at SX 24028 72148 would never have made an architectural statement, but nevertheless formed part of a prehistoric monument of significance. Size is clearly not everything. View from north west (Scale 1m).

Stones at SX 24033 72163 are bigger than average but are still relatively small. View from south (Scale 1m).

Stone at SX 24037 72164 is the tallest in the row and stands 0.53m high. View from north east (Scale 1m). 

Stones at SX 24037 24068. View from west (Scale 1m).

Stones at SX 24037 24068. View from north (Scale 1m).

Tiny stones protruding through the turf at SX 24043 72175. View from north (Scale 1m).

Small stones at SX 24053 72197. View from south west (Scale 1m).

Small stones at SX 24053 72197. View from south (Scale 1m).

Stones at SX 24070 72226. View from north (Scale 1m).

 Looking SSE along the row from SX 24080 72249 (Scale 1m).

Access Information

Parking is available at SX 25967 71126. Follow the track northward to SX 25015 72002 then head west to the row.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal    Modern Antiquarian     PastScape     Historic Environment Record

Other References

Burl, A., 1993, From Carnac to Callanish – The prehistoric rows and avenues of Britain, Ireland and Brittany, Yale University Press, New York and London, pg. 214.

Johnson, N. and Rose, P., 1994, Bodmin Moor – An archaeological survey Volume 1: The human landscape to c 1800, English Heritage and RCHME, pg. 32.

 

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