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.
|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).
|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|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Land Status: National Park|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes|
Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.
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.
Car parking is available nearby at SX 65830 57177.
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.
VISITED:- 4th May 2018
FIRST PUBLISHED:- 16th January 2016
LAST UPDATED:- 10th October 2018