Pair of stones forming part of the stone alignment (Scale 1m).
A double stone row measuring 25.6m long, including at least 10 small and medium-sized stones situated immediately next to another stone row on a south facing valley slope. The row is orientated NNE to SSW, leads from a second row and there is a small cairn at the lower SSW end. Another way of looking at this site is that it forms part of a multiple row that shrinks to a single row somewhat reminiscent of the situation at Learable Hill 1.
|England Devon Dartmoor SX 652 599 Lat 50.423446 Long -3.899003|
Map showing the location of Butterbrook 1 stone row.
Simplified plan of the Butterbrook stone alignments (Source: Butler, J., 1993).
|Type: Double||Length: 25.6m|
|No. of stones: 10||Size of stones: Small and medium|
|Orientation: 28°||Altitude: 290m|
|Upper end: Cairn||Lower end: –|
|Straight (Yes or No) : No||Sea View: Yes|
|Context: Stone alignment|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Land Status: National Park|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: No|
Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.
Car parking is available at SX 64338 59550. Follow the bridleway heading east for 850m. The row is a short distance to the north of the bridleway.
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. 215.
Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities – Vol. 4 – The South-East, Devon Books Exeter, pgs. 31-32.
VISITED:- 25th April 2013
FIRST PUBLISHED:- 15th January 2016
LAST UPDATED:- 31st January 2018