A single stone row that measured 217m long, including at least 44 mainly medium-sized stones together with some small stones situated on a former spur. The row was orientated NNE to SSW, there was a cairn at the upper NNE end and a tall pillar at the other. The row was excavated in 1961 prior to its destruction, but no artefacts or other dating material was found.
|England||Devon||Dartmoor||SX 585 623||Lat 50.443439 Long -3.994169|
Map showing the location of Cholwichtown stone row.
Simplified plan of the Cholwichtown stone alignment (Source: Butler, J., 1994).
Map showing the position of Cholwichtown, other stone rows and sites.
|Type: Single||Length: 217m|
|No. of stones: 44||Size of stones: Small and medium|
|Orientation: 22°||Altitude: 250m|
|Upper end: Cairn||Lower end: Pillar|
|Straight (Yes or No) : No||Sea View: Yes|
|Notes: Excavated prior to destruction.|
Looking north east along the row. This photograph was taken on 21 April 1940. © Taylor (DNPA/Devon County Council) and © Dartmoor Archive. Click on image to visit original location.
The kerbed cairn at the top of the row. View from the south. This photograph was taken in 1914. © Taylor (DNPA/Devon County Council) and © Dartmoor Archive. Click on image to visit original location.
|Public Access: No|
|Land Status: China clay works|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: No|
Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.
This stone row is of Type S10. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.
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., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities – Vol. 3 – The South-West, Devon Books Exeter, pgs. 109-10.
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FIRST PUBLISHED:- 16th January 2016
LAST UPDATED:- 22nd November 2020