Butterbrook 2

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

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

Location

England Devon Dartmoor SX 651 599 Lat 50.423423   Long -3.90041

 

Butterbrook

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.

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