|England Cornwall Bodmin Moor SX 1769 7109 Lat 50.51112565 Long -4.57266007|
|Type: Single||Length: 296m|
|No. of stones: 71||Size of stones: Only small|
|Tallest stone: 0.2m||Shortest stone: 0.05m|
|Orientation: 157.5°||Altitude: 244m|
|Upper end: Pillar||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) : ?||Sea View: No|
Notes: Truncated by tin openwork. Survives mainly within Colliford Lake Reservoir. The stones within the row are described by Peter Herring as “tiny. None of the toppled ones, whose greatest dimensions can be measured, is longer than 0.5m, and no standing stone rises more than 0.2m (8 inches) above the rabby subsoil into which they are set. Seven are less than 0.1m high, and the average height is a mere 0.107m (4 inches); if we factor in an inch or two for washed away topsoil then we must imagine the stones barely breaking the surface.”
|Public Access: Yes. But rarely accessible.|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: No|
Herring, P., 2013, “Searle’s Down – A newly discovered stone row” In Meyn Mamvro, No. 80, 16-17.
I am very grateful to Cheryl Straffon for bringing this stone row to my attention and providing me with a copy of the published article.