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.
|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).
|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.|
|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. 32-33.
VISITED:- 25th April 2013
FIRST PUBLISHED:- 15th January 2016
LAST UPDATED:- 31st January 2018