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.
This stone row is of Type S12. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.
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