Burford Down

Copyright: Tom Bullock. From “Stone Circles… and stone rows – Photographic Tours”. Published on CD


England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 6369 6016     Lat 50.42541185   Long -3.920332943


Simplified plan of the Burford Down stone alignment (Source: Butler, J.,1993).


Type: Single Length: 508m
No. of stones: 99 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 178° Altitude: 267m
Upper end: Cairn Lower end:  Pillar
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: Yes
Context: Prehistoric settlement

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes


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

Online Resources

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     PastScape     Historic Environment Record

Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor     Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks     Sea Views

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.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities – Vol. 4 – The South-East, Devon Books Exeter, pgs. 58-60.


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