Drizzlecombe 2

View from the north east (Scale 1m).

A single stone row measuring 83.2m long, including at least 14 mainly medium-sized stones together with some small and large stones situated on a south west facing slope. The row is orientated north east to south west, there is a cairn at the upper (NE) end and a tall pillar at the other. The row, partly restored in 1893, stands near two other rows, several cairns and prehistoric settlements.


England     Devon     Dartmoor     SX 59258 67054     Lat 50.486349   Long -3.9852946

Map showing the location of Drizzlecombe 2 stone row.

Simplified plan of Drizzlecombe stone alignments (Source: Google Earth and Butler, J., 1994, 136). 


Type: Single Length: 83.2m
No. of stones: 14 Size of stones: Small, medium and large
Orientation: 40° Altitude: 338m
Upper end: Cairn Lower end: Pillar
Straight (Yes or No)  : No Sea View: Yes
Context:  Cairns, stone alignments and prehistoric settlements

Other Information

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.


This stone row is of Type S12. Information on this form of stone row and other rows of this type is available here.


View from north east (Scale 1m).

View from north (Scale 1m). The row leads between a cairn and a tall terminal pillar.

View from north east. The cairn at the top (NE) has a kerb around its circumference.

The row leading towards the terminal slab. The large mound behind is the Giant’s Basin which is a large cairn which unusually for Dartmoor appears to have a quarry ditch around its circumference. View from north.

The row leads uphill from a tall pillar to a kerbed cairn. View from north east.

Looking north east along the row. The recumbent slabs in the foreground were not re-erected when the row was “restored” by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee at the end of the 19th century. 

Looking south west along the row (Scale 1m).

The row approaching the kerbed cairn at the top.

The terminal pillar was re-erected by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee.

Access Information

Car parking is available at SX 57887 67306. The row is about 1400m ESE of the car park across open moorland.

Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     PastScape     Historic Environment Record

Prehistoric Monuments of Dartmoor     Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks     Sea Views

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. 215.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities – Vol. 3 – The South-West, Devon Books Exeter, pgs. 135-138.


VISITED:- 7th April 2013 

FIRST PUBLISHED:- 24th January 2016

LAST UPDATED:- 24th January 2018

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