Cut Hill

Cut Hill

Copyright: Bill Radcliffe.

Location

England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 5992 8275     Lat 50.627576   Long -3.981874

 

cut-hill-plan1Plan of Cut Hill stone row (Source: Google Earth). Two of the stones described in the Antiquity article are not shown.

Characteristics

Type: Single Length: 215m
No. of stones: 9 Size of stones: Only large
Orientation: 52° Altitude: 600m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Yes Sea View: Yes
Context:  Barrow
Notes:  Row dated by C14 to the second half of the fourth millenium BC. The barrow sits on the peat rather than the old land surface on which the stones lie. It is therefore much more recent than the row. There has been some debate regarding the original position of the stones. The idea that they were laid on the surface rather than being stood upright has not been totally rejected.

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: National Park and MOD Firing Range. Access only when firing not taking place.
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     PastScape     Historic Environment Record

Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor     Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks

Prehistoric Society Newsletter     Antiquity

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