Cholwichtown

Destroyed3

Location

England Devon Dartmoor SX 585 623 Lat 50.443439   Long -3.994169

 

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Simplified plan of the Cholwichtown stone alignment (Source: Butler, J., 1994).

Characteristics

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
Context:  –
Notes: Excavated prior to destruction.

Other Information

Public Access:  No
Land Status: China clay works
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No

Identification

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


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     PastScape     Historic Environment Record

Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor

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., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities – Vol. 3 – The South-West, Devon Books Exeter, pgs. 109-10.

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