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England     Cornwall     Bodmin Moor     SX 1367 7750     Lat 50.56746   Long -4.632497


Type: Uncertain (Single) Length: 45m
No. of stones: 5 Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 12° Altitude: 255m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: No
Context:  Stone circles
Notes: None of the stones are upright. There are a large number of large slabs in this area and whilst these five do form a straight line, it is likely that they are natural and form part of a concentration of clitter that has been partly cleared when the area was enclosed within an historic field. The proximity of stone circles adds some credence to the idea that this may be a stone row, whilst the fact that if a row it would have consisted of large widely spaced stones detracts because rows of this type are currently unknown on Bodmin Moor. On balance this row should be considered as of uncertain authenticity.

Other Information

Public Access:  Partly on private land
Land Status: AONB
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No

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