Cantrell

WPCantrell 19 Apr 1995

Copyright: Bill Radcliffe.

A double stone row measuring 48m long, including at least 18 small and medium-sized stones situated on a south facing slope next to a derelict tramway. The row is orientated north east to south west and leads from a cairn at the upper north eastern end. The row has a sea view.

Location

England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 65708 57191     Lat 50.39914714   Long -3.8909437

Map showing the location of Cantrell stone row.

Simplified plan of the Cantrell stone alignment (Source: Butler, J., 1993).

Characteristics

Type: Double Length: 48m
No. of stones: 18 Size of stones: Small and medium
Orientation: 45° Altitude: 230m
Upper end: Cairn Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: Yes
Context: Prehistoric field systems
Notes

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes

Identification

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

Photographs

The southern part of the row. View from the south (Scale 1m).

Looking north east along the row (Scale 1m).

Three stones towards the southern end of the row. View from south (Scale 1m).

Looking south west along the row. A stone forming part of the northern row is visible on the right (Scale 1m).

View from the north of the southern part of the row. Stone forming part of the northern row is visible in the foreground (Scale 1m).

The cairn at the upper (north eastern) end of the row. View from south (Scale 1m).

The southern end of the row is marked by a disused mineral tramway. The engineer for this tramway was R.H. Worth who ensured that the row was not damaged. View from north east.

Access Information

Car parking is available nearby at SX 65830 57177.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal    Modern Antiquarian     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. 214.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities – Vol. 4 – The South-East, Devon Books Exeter, pgs. 33-34.


Timeline

VISITED:- 4th May 2018 

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 16th January 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 10th October 2018

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