Butterbrook 2

This row is composed almost entirely of tiny stones barely protruding through the turf (Scale 1m).

A single stone row measuring 198m long, including at least 37 small and large-sized stones situated immediately next to another stone row on a south facing valley slope. The row is orientated north east to south west and is butted by a second row. 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 651 599 Lat 50.423423   Long -3.90041

Map showing the location of Butterbrook 2 stone row.

Simplified plan of the Butterbrook stone alignments (Source: Butler, J., 1993).

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 198m
No. of stones: 37 Size of stones: Small and large
Orientation: 38° Altitude: 290m
Upper end: – Lower end:  Pillar
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: Yes
Context: Stone alignment
Notes: The pillar at the eastern end is recumbent.

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. 32-33.


Timeline

VISITED:- 25th April 2013 

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 15th January 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 31st January 2018

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: