Butterbrook 1

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.

Location

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).

Characteristics

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
Notes

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No

Identification

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


Access Information

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.


Online Resources

Megalithic Portal     PastScape     Historic Environment Record

Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor     Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks

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. 215.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities – Vol. 4 – The South-East, Devon Books Exeter, pgs. 31-32.


Timeline

VISITED:- 25th April 2013 

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 15th January 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 31st January 2018

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